Fri. Nov 27th, 2020

Amazing new video shows baby humpback whales nursing from their moms

Cameras on the backs of baby humpback whales have captured a rare glimpse of moms nursing their calves. 

In addition to a camera, the suction-cup tags also carry an acoustic recorder, depth sensor and accelerometer, which together, collect data on the behavior, movement and breathing patterns of the whales. Researchers also deployed drones to simultaneously watch the graceful creatures from above and observe their size and body condition.