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Where are they now? – Nicholas Macfarlane

September 25, 2013

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Again, this is cheating a little bit since Nicholas Macfarlane (PC 28) was not in Marine Science. He was in the Diving activity at Pearson College though and he is now studying marine mammals.  In the photo above (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Image of the Day http://www.whoi.edu/image-of-day/all-ears), Nicholas is listening for pilot whales in the Strait of Gibraltar.

Below Nicholas is using a 3D stereo camera system to determine distances between pilot whales when at the surface as a means of studying their behaviour.

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Credit for both photos: Frants Jensen.

For more information on the work that Nicholas and his colleagues did this summer, see Pilot Whales in a Strait at: http://pilotwhales.blogspot.ca/