One of our favorite research innovations has been the Crittercam, a camera that is attached to animals to record their lives. Now the Crittercam is being tested on beluga whales in Mystic, CT right up the road from Animal Fact Guide headquarters.
The Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration is playing host to the Crittercam exhibit that we reported on two summers ago. The exhibit at Mystic Aquarium will run through November.
While the exhibit is going on, researchers are practicing attaching a Crittercam to Kela, one of the aquarium’s resident beluga whales. They are sticking the Crittercam on her back using suction cups to observe whether it interferes with her natural behavior. Crittercams are always tried out on captive animals before being used in the wild.
Read our review of Crittercam inventor Greg Marshall’s presentation at Animal Fact Guide.
Read an additional article on the exhibit at The New London Day.