the Fin Whale Project

For the second consecutive year, the LAB has deployed a real-time acoustic buoy off Vilanova i la Geltrú (Catalonia, Spain) where migrating fin whales are regularly encountered very close to shore. The Edmaktub Association is leading a research programme in the area aimed at understanding the distribution pattern of this population in this specific region of the Mediterranean Sea where it is thought that fin whales halt their migration to feed. The live stream of audio data will be available until the end of June when the whales definitively leave the area.