About the researchers

Peta Beeman

Peta Beeman is an MSc candidate at Southern Cross University. She has seven years experience in humpback whale photo-identification studies. Peta participated in the development and testing of the Fluke Matcher software. In 2008 she established the East Coast Whale Watch Catalogue, as a research project for her MSc, which has already collated data on over 700 humpback whales. Peta has trained and supervised interns and undergraduate science students in photo-identification data collection and analysis and the use of Fluke Matcher. She participated in the Southern Ocean Research Partnership in 2010-11, that reported to the Scientific Committee of the IWC and is a member of the Australian Humpback Whale Research Group, which is developing an Australian humpback whale photo-identification database.

 

Peta Beeman

Photo by Liina Flynn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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