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)

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