For our little team of field biologists? By the number of right whales spotted. One big and one little is perfect.
By the successful attachment of a suction-cup tag.
By a beautiful sunset on the R/V Stellwagen while we track an overnight tag.
By a home-made latte onboard…
By the relocation of right whale mother the following day close to the channel entrance with a tag still attached and recording successfully. Too specific?
By the amount of data collected: 23 hours of DTAG data, plus loads of images, videos, and GPS tracks.
Now let’s just hope we can get a few more days like this in before the season ends!