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Luban - Renaissance Whale and Dolphin Project 2017 Arabian Sea Humpback Whale Satellite Tagging

A project of Environment Society of Oman.

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Luban is the arabic name for the Frankincense tree. She was encountered in the Gulf of Masirah close to the town of Sarab and named for a tree shaped pattern at the base of her tail fluke. Luban is a known female from previous genetic studies Luban and was first observed in the same area back in 2002 and subsequently in November 2014 and 2015.

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  • This map connects positions generated by the ARGOS system designated as location class (lc) '4', '3', '2', '1', 'A', 'B'. Locations that have been "filtered" are displayed as small red dots.
  • This maps also shows locations of class '0', 'Z' as small black dots which are not connected by a route line.
  • Bathymetry layers are derived from the GEBCO One Minute Grid.
  • Sea surface temperature and chlorophyll are derived from NASA's Ocean Color data.
  • Ocean currents and sea surface heights are derived from AVISO's Ssalto/Duacs Gridded Absolute Dynamic Topography & absolute geostrophic velocities data.

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