Radio-tagging of whales
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We recount here a series of attempts to tag and track whales at sea without catching them. Radio transmitters of 140 Mc were attached to the backs of whales from helicopters. Tracking the tagged whales was attempted by ship and by airplane receiving systems.
Suggested CitationTechnical Report: Schevill, William E., Watkins, William A., "Radio-tagging of whales", 1966-05, DOI:10.1575/1912/27759, https://hdl.handle.net/1912/27759
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