Humpback imagery 2012
All images are snapshots from video shot with a GO PRO HD HERO2 video camera. 2012 proved to be a great pilot season and a real taste of the potential for humpback whale research on the Turks bank. The primary focus of 2012 was to measure the response of these animals to snorkelers, a practice that has started to gain interest by many tourists. In light of this increase in tourism pressure we have decided to commit to a 3 year study to assess not only the response of the whales to snorkelers but also to measure the overall impact from whale tourism, assess the breeding stock and support local management strategies.