Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Michael Moore

» NOAA Prescott

» Management of Stranded Marine Mammals

» Right Whale Necropsy

» Marine Mammal Diving Pathophysiology

» Marine Vertebrate Zoonoses

» Right Whale Collisions

» Right Whale Health


» Sperm Whale Bone Project

» Bone pathology

» Large Whale Restraint

» Tagging Impacts

» Entanglement

Marine Mammal Necropsy

The IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue Research Division (Katie Moore, Brian Sharp,Misty Niemwyer,CT Harry, and Jane Hoppe), Greg Early, Betty Lentell, Katie Pugliares, Andrea Bogomolni, Inga Sidor, David Rotstein, Mike Garner and  David Taylor.

With support from the NOAA Prescott Program we undertake diagnostic necropsies of marine mammal mortalities found on the beaches of Cape Cod and bycaught in fishing gear. We are building an understanding of the various factors that contribute to these mortalities. Support from this program has enabled a Necropsy Manual that can be downloaded at: " A colleague, David Taylor has prepared an extensive collection of images of whale pelvic bones. They can be viewed at:

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