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The Sri Lankan Marine Mammal Photo-identification Database 1

The Sri Lankan Marine Mammal Photo-identification Database

Photo-identification is a simple but powerful way to assess population size, understand population demographics and understand changes at the population level amongst other things. We have maintained photo-identification databases on all key species of marine mammals dating back to 2008. Through this exercise we have even identified the oldest known blue whale in the northern Indian ocean- Whalentine!