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whale disentanglement
Whale avoidance of boats attempting disentanglement is a major obstacle for rescue teams. Michael Moore, a senior research specialist in the Biology Department, has developed a new way to deliver drugs to large whales at sea. This new technique allows disentanglement teams to administer sedation drugs that slow the whale's reaction time, allowing boats to approach the animal and remove the fishing gear. (With permission from EcoHealth Alliance)


Last updated: June 8, 2011

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