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Friday, February 14, 2014

Scientists Can Now Track Whales From Space

Counting whales from a ship or a plane has always been difficult, but now scientists may have a new option: using images from space.
Using space images broadens the viewpoint — and the system is automated.

The DigitalGlobe's WorldView-2 platform uses extremely high-resolution satellite pictures and image-processing software to detect whales on or near the ocean's surface, according to the report in the journal Plos One.

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