Image : Right whale sedation enables disentanglement effort

sketch of entanglement of right whale # 3311
Sketch of entanglement of right whale # 3311. The whale was first spotted on January 14, 2009. It wasn't until teams could inject the animal with a sedative -- nearly two months later -- that they could get close enough to the animal to safely free it from fishing gear entanglements. (Scott Landry, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies)


Last updated: November 15, 2018