As whales recover from commercial exploitation, they are increasing in abundance in habitats that they have been absent from for decades. However, studying the recovery and habitat use patterns of whales, particularly in remote and inaccessible regions, frequently poses logistical and economic challenges. Here we trial a new approach for measuring whale density in a remote area, using Very-High-Resolution WorldView-3 satellite imagery. This approach has capacity to provide sightings data to complement and assist traditional sightings surveys. We compare at-sea whale density estimates to estimates derived from satellite imagery collected at a similar time, and use suction-cup archival logger data to make an adjustment for surface availability. We demonstrate that satellite imagery can provide useful data on whale occurrence and density. Densities, when unadjusted for surface availability are shown to be considerably lower than those estimated by the ship survey. However, adjusted for surface availability and weather conditions (0.13 whales per km2, CV = 0.38), they fall within an order of magnitude of those derived by traditional line-transect estimates (0.33 whales per km2, CV = 0.09). Satellite surveys represent an exciting development for high-resolution image-based cetacean observation at sea, particularly in inaccessible regions, presenting opportunities for ongoing and future research.
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he explained that giving death penalty requires high standards of evidence which may not be available in certain cases. Additional Secretary,proposed Metro stations and important major road intersections. Transit-oriented development will mean allowing more residential and commercial development to come up along mass transit corridors by granting a higher floor space index (FSI) to maximise access to public transport An FSI is the ratio of the total floor area of a building at a certain location to the plot area The population density will be progressively lower in areas spreading outwardsallowing new pockets in the city to grow The report also hints at deciding the FSI pattern based on the mass transit facilities around a specific area The 280-page reportjointly drafted by BMC and Group SCE Indiaa 100 per cent subsidiary of French consulting firm EGIS Geoplanwas submitted to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan recently Some of the existing railway stations around which transit-oriented development would be promoted have already been identified based on the current importance of train passenger volumesor proximity to current or emerging employment or commercial centres or if they are hubs with multiple transit interchangesaccording to the report Some of the first-tier stations identified for transit-oriented development include ChurchgateDadarLower ParelBandraAndheriBorivaliCSTKurlaGhatkoparMulundwhile second-tier stations include Grant RoadMumbai CentralMahalaxmiLower ParelJogeshwariMalad GoregaonChembur and Nahuramong others Metro stations identified for the purpose include GhatkoparSaki NakaVersovaD N NagarChakalaWadala and Kastur Park Apart from major rail and metro stationsthe civic body has also identified arterial roads and hubs such as Dadar CircleMatunga Circle and Sion Circle along the Ambedkar Road for transit-oriented development Meanwhilethe state is considering granting an FSI of four for real estate projects that are mushrooming along future Metro corridorsincluding the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro Developers are allowed an FSI of 133 in the island city and one in the suburbswhich real estate players and experts say is inadequate to meet the housing requirements of the city [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: August 29 2012 4:47 am Related News Thousands of Northeast students have left PuneBangalore and other cities following SMSes and MMSes sent by computer wizards in Pakistan It is surprising to see how the latest Information Technology can compel thousands to exodus by Pakistan When they did not succeed in creating panic among the people by planting bombsthey started driving out people from cities and disturb their minds by sending SMSes Wonder if the same prank is played upon themwhat would they do Our government should think of ways to curb computerscell phone and internet freedom Ujwala D Andrews Bhawani Peth Assam row exposed govts selfish attitude What has happened in Assam during the last week shows the selfish attitude of the government Had Assam been a state ruled by a non-Congress partythe Centre would have clamped Presidents rulebut in Assampeople had no choice The state and the Centre are both ruled by the Congress and the president is a Congress nominee So even the President did not poke the government to act tough It is high time we make some amendments to our Constitution to ensure that the President remains above party politics Cdr (Retd) Shekhar Gautam Wanowrie For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related News The police have arrested two persons, Rizwan has also been selected for the competition section of the First Ladakh International Film Festival that begins from June 15. sail, in the Spratly Island chain, He pulled out of the England squad for friendlies against Germany and Brazil, File image of Mauricio Pochettino with Harry Kane.sidelined Thakur placed the demand that he be made the CLP leader.
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