Stanford Hopkins Marine Station, Goldbogen Lab

Alex is currently working on illustrations for the Goldbogen Lab, who use data generated by digital tags to understand the complex lunge-feeding action of rorqual whales. More to come!


Lemon-lime Froback Whale Tag

Manufactured by Customized Animal Tracking Solutions (CATS), this tag is stuck onto a whale with suction cups, deployed from a small boat with a 20-ft pole. With HD video recording, and sensors for light, acceleration, pressure, direction, gyroscope, and more, these tags are revolutionizing how scientists can study elusive animals like whales. This suite of digital illustrations was created in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.