FAQ: How do you tell individual whales apart?

The ability to recognise individual whales within a population and track them over a period of time can provide important information for the management of a species.  But just how do scientists tell individual animals apart, and what kind of information does this give us?  Find out in our newly updated “Photo ID” page in the “Research Methods” section!

Humpback whale fluke

Humpback whale fluke – but who does it belong to?


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