While some of our researchers are currently in the Auckland Islands doing some innovative research with high-tech drones on the southern right whales, our post-grad students work very hard on different projects. In the photo Maria Jesus Valdes, our newest addition to the team, performs land-based tracking of Hector's dolphins groups using an electronic theodolite. This is surveyor's instrument that simultaneously measures horizontal and vertical angles that can be latter converted into rectangular x/y coordinates (for details see Wursig et al., 1991). This is a great non-invasive way of obtaining precise data on their movement patterns! ... See MoreSee Less

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