Buoys Help Avert Whale-Ship Collisions : Image
WHOI biologist Michael Moore is dwarfed by this
50-ton, 45-foot female right whale named Staccato, which was found off
Wellfleet, Mass., in 1999. A necropsy showed fatal injuries from a ship
collision: a broken jaw, fractured vertebrae, damage to the left fin,
and internal bleeding.
(Moira Brown, New England Aquarium)