Whales are big, but they're relatively small compared with the great expanses of the oceans. Counting and tracking them can be a challenge, so researchers are turning to eyes in the sky for assistance. A team from the British Antarctic Survey tapped into data from the WorldView-2 satellite, a commercial satellite owned by imaging company DigitalGlobe.
Extremely high-resolution imagery was run through processing software to help detect whales in the Golfo Nuevo off the coast of Argentina. The process identified 55 whales, while there were 23 other probable sightings.… Read more