"It's unique. It's absolutely unique," Buhleier said. "That's the real privilege. Nobody has seen it before. We get insights into the animal's life."
"Perhaps the biggest pride of this project, again, is gaining insight into how humans can be better stewards to the ocean," Sharpe said. To this day, the humpback whale remains one of the most critically endangered large whales. The objective of the Crittercam project and the Alaska Whale Foundation is to gather important information about these whales and then share it so we can coexist peacefully with these magnificent animals, Sharpe said.
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