Impact of fishing gear entanglement deduced from whale hormone levels

Posted by on June 6, 2018 9:01 pm
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New validation study analyzing hormone profile shows the duration and negative effects of fishing gear entanglement on the North Atlantic right whale — one of the most endangered whale species. Providing information on foraging success, migration behavior and body functioning, this technique can be used to study other baleen species to understand the impact of fishing activity on threatened whale populations.

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