Photo happy

Hi this is Anton blogging in on Emma’s blog. At the moment we are taking lots and lots of photos. Documenting animals in this way allows us to have landmarks on the outside of the animal that we can link to internal structures. So that we can build up a picture of how the insides relate to the outside. We also do this to be able to make comparisons with future animals. For instance if we were to get a larger animal of this species we could show how things change (or don’t change) relative to size.

4 Responses

  1. emmabest

    Hi Haley … again!

    its great that you’ve found our blog and can use the information in your project. What I think is very cool is that this is not older information or photos from a book – but something that only happened very recently. So… you’re getting access to very up-to-the-minute information!

    Good luck with your project – work hard! Go whales! 🙂

  2. haley rippeon

    i like your website it is great cause i am doing a project on right whales for science it is great ok bye.

  3. emmabest

    It will be performed over the next three days minimum.

    Dr Kemper is the world authority on pygmy right whale biology and ecology
    Dr Rommel specialises in functional anatomy
    Prof Fordyce is looking at evolution and systematics (looking at the modern whale to better understand the ancestral whales)
    Dr Reidenberg specializes in comparative anatomy of the respiratory tract. She is examining this very unusual specimen to get a better understanding of adaptation in mammals to aquatic life.

  4. lucyryan

    Hi Anton,

    That seems really interesting – how long do you think it will take to do the necropsy?

    Alsop do you all have different areas of expertise and interests?



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