Scientists start counting whales and sperm whales of Pacific ocean

17.07.2013

A group of scientists from around the world went on an expedition to study the population of rare marine mammals of North Pacific ocean - sperm whales  and sei whales or finback whale. Biologists will investigate their migration paths from the U.S. west coast to the north. Expedition lasts 60 days. During this time researchers will study the part of the Pacific from  U.S. West Coast to the Japanese archipelago.

The starting and finishinf points of the route are at Siogama port in Japan .

The starting and finishinf points of the route are at Siogama port in Japan .Experts from the U.S. , Japan and Korea are planning to count the number of cetaceans met , examine their routes and behavior , take photos and videos of mammals. Similar studies haven’t been carried out in the world for over 40 years .The second goal of the expedition is to estimate the amount of garbage in the Pacific Ocean , washed away from the Japanese island of Honshu by the devastating earthquake and tsunami on 11th of March, 2011.