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Satellite Tag Deployed on February 20th!

February 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Orca News

Southern Resident Killer Whale Satellite Tagging

On December 8, 2011 NOAA Fisheries’ Office of Protected Resources Division issued a scientific research permit amendment to the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) to authorize satellite tagging of up to six Southern Resident killer whales. On February 20, 2012, the first satellite tag was deployed on an adult male, J26, in the Strait of Juan de Fuca as part of a NWFSC research cruise.

A map illustrating the location of tagging and the subsequent movement of the tagged animal in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

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