How do you give a killer whale and EKG? With a set of GoPro suction cups of course.

Getting an electrocardiogram on a killer whale is tricky business, but researchers figured out how at SeaWorld. The scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography developed the innovative technique and look to use it in the wild.

Scripps Research Physiologist Paul Ponganis said getting the electrocardiogram from the 50-year-old 8,000-pound orca possessed a unique challenge.

“The EKG electrodes are placed above and below the heart on the chest,” Ponganis said.

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