Using sound and environmental DNA to find an elusive, endangered whale

Researchers from NOAA will analyze environmental DNA (eDNA) collected by the ESP to see if Bryde’s whales can be detected. They will compare the eDNA results with data from an underwater sound-recording device that can capture the distinct calls of these elusive whales.

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