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Unformatted text preview: to whales. Upwelling and diatoms being two things we’ve learned about in class clearly illustrated their model along with an increase in whales when there were high winds. Costa also proposed the question “how do you catch fast animals?” Catching or sedating the animal was not possible for an animal the size of a killer whale so they began to tag them by using a dartgun with a small transmitter attached to it. When Costa began his research, they would have to obtain the animals’ transmitter and collect the data, often having the transmitter lost or damaged. He was grateful that with today’s technology they could obtain the information instantly by satellite, tracking their position, speed, water temperature, and hunting patterns....
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- Spring '08
- Biology, The Animals, Daniel Costa