Satellite makes right whale count
Scientists have demonstrated a new method for counting whales from space, using a very high-resolution satellite and image-processing software to automatically detect the great mammals at or near the ocean surface.
A test count conducted on southern right whales in the Golfo Nuevo on the Peninsula Valdes, Argentina, found about 90% of the creatures pinpointed in a manual search of the imagery.
13 Feb 2014
- From the section Science & Environment