How do you measure happiness?

For our little team of field biologists? By the number of right whales spotted. One big and one little is perfect.

The 2015 calf of #3292

The 2015 calf of #3292. Photo: S. Parks

By the successful attachment of a suction-cup tag.

Successful deployment of a DTAG on #3292

Successful deployment of a DTAG on #3292. Photo: H. Foley

By a beautiful sunset on the R/V Stellwagen while we track an overnight tag.

Photo: D. Cusano

Photo: D. Cusano

By a home-made latte onboard…

The perfect start to any day. Thanks Sean Sullivan.

The perfect start to any day. Thanks Sean Sullivan.

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?

Tag still on! Photo: Z. Swaim

Tag still on! Photo: Z. Swaim

By the amount of data collected: 23 hours of DTAG data, plus loads of images, videos, and GPS tracks.

Heather working hard.

Heather working hard.

Now let’s just hope we can get a few more days like this in before the season ends!

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