These Stanford University Sensors Study Whale Feeding Habits

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Sep 27, 2016
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A group of researchers and engineers working out of Stanford University have developed a unique sensor system that is designed to be capable of monitoring the feeding habits of whales without intruding on their environment in any way.

These sensor systems were attached to baleen whales located in different regions of the world using painless and non-intrusive suction cups. These sensors were then activated to capture and depict whales' moments while also recording high-quality footage at the same time.

By combining movement-tracking systems with video captures, these high-tech sensor systems promise scientists a whole new perspective on whale behavior. While these sorts of systems have been used separately before, their simultaneous combination and deployment offers researchers a supremely comprehensive picture of their subject of study.