What we do
Through visual monitoring from a land-based station, we are able to study the fluctuation of the number of whales, their behavior throughout the breeding season and their movement pattern in the region without interference. We use a total station with 30-power monocular magnification, allowing us to observe the behavior of the whales in detail and calculate the coordinates where they pass and the speeds they move.
Credits: Àgua Viva Sub
Passive acoustic monitoring allows us to record all the sounds that humpback whales produce to communicate: the song emitted by the males, the calls produced by females, males and calves, and the sounds produced when some part of the whale's body hits the water surface. It is not just the whales that produce sound in the marine environment: we can also listen to the fish and monitor the noise produced by the boats that pass through the region.
The humpback whale with its grace, grandiosity, and charisma, is an icon to address issues that occur in marine ecosystems. With the development of the Project, the community is integrating humpback whales into the region's identity. We seek that everyone perceives the privilege of sharing the environment with a magnificent species, which seeks these waters to breed and nurse the calves and that understand the responsibility and the role of each one of us arising from this privilege.