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Contact: Beth Potier
University of New Hampshire

Computer Visualization of Tagged Humpback Whale

Caption: In this 3D computer visualization from UNH's Data Visualization Research Lab, the roller coaster-like movement of a tagged humpback whale in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary is captured over a nearly two-hour period. The whale traveled at depths ranging from 30 to 150 feet deep. The red and blue triangles along the ribbon show the whale's powerful fluke, or tail fin, strokes that propel it through the water. The yellow sections along the ribbons indicate where bottom side-roll feeding occurs.

Credit: Colin Ware, University of New Hampshire Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping

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