Review of Research work
When you go out on the boats and have an interaction, you need to fill in a datasheet. We use one datasheet per interaction.
Dorsal fins are used for identification because each fin is unique, like the fingerprint of a human. Taking fin-shots are an extremely important part of the data collection as it is the only way we are able to identify individual cetaceans and their unique behaviours. This allows us to create associations between individuals and determine connections between family pods.
Always try to get photos of as many different individuals as you can!
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