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Drone captures awesome footage of a very chill baby white whale

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Researchers from Murdoch University have captured extraordinary drone footage of a rare southern right whale calf and its mother, taken off the west coast of Australia as part of their research into the mysterious aquatic mammals.

Using a gamut of technologies, from suction cups with geo-tags to drones fitted with cameras, the researchers are able to monitor and track the movements of the animals, the nursing habits of female whales, their varying methods of communication sonically and physically, and the general health and condition of the southern right whale population.

In a statement one of the two researchers leading the project, Professor Lars Bejder, said the research aimed to “not only to study the behavioural ecology of these amazing animals, but also to provide information to industry and management towards conservation.

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