OSU, ODFW Unravel Whale Behavior and Ocean Conditions Leading to Entanglement Risk
New research by an Oregon State University-led team is beginning to unravel the times of year and locations where whales are at greatest danger of entanglement in fishing gear on the Oregon Coast.
“We’ve been able to geographically locate some areas where the risk of entanglement for whales is higher,” Solene Derville, a postdoctoral fellow at Oregon State’s Marine Mammal Institute, said in a statement. “We’ve also discovered that risk varies with time. It’s a very dynamic thing. And it varies with responses to ...
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