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Michael Moore (left) and Regina Campbell-Malone (right) assembling right whale bones.

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Marine mammal specialist Michael Moore (left) and MIT/WHOI student Regina Campbell-Malone (now a postdoctoral investigator at WHOI and Brown University) use fine lines to suspend the skeleton of a right whale in a WHOI parking lot. (Just off camera, a pair of coyotes spent the day eyeing the biggest bones they'd ever seen.) The bones, particularly the jaw, were imaged in three dimensions with a laser scanner. Campbell-Malone has worked with Moore to develop a computer model of right whale bone properties and how they respond to massive, blunt trauma, such as ship strikes. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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