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Australian Antarctic Magazine — Issue 32: June 2017

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This image by Canadian photographer Dave Brosha was taken during a whale research voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula in February 2017. In the photo, Australian Antarctic Division marine mammal scientist, Dr Mike Double, prepares to deploy a LIMPET satellite tag on a minke whale, as part of a broader program of satellite and video tagging of minke and humpback whales.