New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium Debuts Improved Right Whale Catalog

The catalog has images of more than 750 whales

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An aquarium in Boston has upgraded its directory of more than a million images of one of the world's rarest whales.

The New England Aquarium keeps a database of photographs and physical details called the North Atlantic Right Whale Catalog. There are only about 400 of the whales left in the world.

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The catalog has images of more than 750 whales and goes back to 1935. The aquarium says the upgrade improves an interface that was 15 years old.


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The improved database is also more accessible to the public.

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