The fine folks over at Mexico's CICIMAR have come up with a completely novel way of sampling a Sperm Whales breath, it's called "out of the box research". It should also be noted:
1. CICIMAR's team members are also tagging and tracking white sharks at Isla Guadalupe
2. A whales breath can and will drop a Rhino from 60 feet-so this is a novel approach
Gases and mucus blown out are collected in sterile Petri dishes attached to the 3.5 feet-long helicopter which are then examined to discover the health of the animal whether it is carrying any disease.