Whale tagging is a recent phenomenon, by virtue of GIS tagging devices. For the marine biologists the whale tracking is a great source of information but the traditional representation of it in a tabular form is antithetical to the raw data which is spatial in nature. The data is also a part of a larger narrative which is broadly overlooked in the textual research that are conducted with the data.

The focus of our research is to explore the
narrative spatiality of tagging data to
  extract a story or phenomena which incorporates multiple traits of whale's movement. The migration is influenced by interwoven factors such as temperature of water, availability of food, and mating habit. Our website will be an interface to explore these intricate connections and read them in a spatial way and as the stream of tagging data is endless the complexity will grow in time and a pattern will may generate. Data courtesy of WhaleNet at Wheelock College.


  voratima orawannukul | mohammed andalib saadullah