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A species tagged for survival

Electronic marking may help scientists in quest to protect whales

With data gathered by electronic tags, University of New Hampshire scientists have developed three-dimensional computer models to show how whales move under water. With data gathered by electronic tags, University of New Hampshire scientists have developed three-dimensional computer models to show how whales move under water. (DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF)
By Felicia Mello
Globe Correspondent / July 20, 2007

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The inflatable boat rocked in the gentle waves 16 miles off Scituate as Cornell University engineering student Erik Dawe leaned forward, concentrating intently on a patch of bubbles in the water. He knew that a 40-ton humpback whale he and his colleagues had been pursuing for more than an hour would soon surface. He steadied himself. (Full article: 1012 words)

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