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State-of-the-art tour

State-of-the-art tour

Biologist Darlene Ketten (far center) gives the 2008 class of WHOI Ocean Science Journalism Fellows a tour of the necropsy suite, where post-mortem studies of marine creatures are performed. The suite is located in the Marine Research Facility, which also features specially designed animal handling equipment, freezers and chillers, and a Computerized Tomography (CT) scanner for state-of-the-art diagnostic analysis. The facility is part of the WHOI Marine Mammal Center, which focuses on research and conservation studies. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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