The Urban Whale: Science & Conservation of the North Atlantic Right Whale

How might vision prevent accidental entanglements of the right whales in fishing gear, specifically lobster pot lines? Can whales detect colored ropes at a distance compared to fishing lines? Detecting gear at a distance could be critical in executing avoidance behavior that prevents entanglement. Dr. Jeff Fasick's research has focused primarily on dolphin and whale sensory research.

This program is made possible with support from the Wells Fargo

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