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A team of researchers from OOM – Madeira Ocean Observatory – put Madeira on the map of MoveBank, an online platform that allows the sharing and tracking of animal movements through biomarkers, worldwide.

The great news given by this team is that, from now on, the general public can follow the tracking of the tropical pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus), marked with a satellite transmitter during the fieldwork of the month of May.

It is noteworthy that these are the first data on the island of Madeira on MoveBank, and are called ‘Whale Telemetry – Oceanic Observatory of Madeira’, because they meet the objectives of the OOM Project.

With this new possibility of study, the OOM becomes a veritable living observatory. On this platform, data collected from two previously marked pilot whales were also introduced.

This study is developed by researchers from MARE, CIIMAR / CIMAR and CIMA, as part of the OOM, MARCET and MarInfo projects.  Taken from JM