The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is a US agency in charge of protecting oceanic wildlife. It needed a system to automate the recognition of Right Whales from aerial photographs.
Tracking the individual Right whales was necessary to protect the endangered species, track migration routes and count the the whales in a herd.
Whale identification had always been done manually, with skilled employees comparing photos with a catalogue, a process that took up to three hours. deepsense.ai’s solution reduced the time to three minutes. Further reading