Studying whales with forensics

Oct 17, 2016
6:30 PM

On Oct. 17, Tabor’s Science@Work Lecture Series kicks off the year with Marion resident and Woods Hole Oceanographic Scientist, Dr. Michael Moore, presenting his research on right whales at 6:30 p.m. in Lyndon South Auditorium in the Stroud Academic Center, 232 Front St., Marion.

Dr. Moore will describe how the forensic examination of whales can enhance our understanding and mitigation of the major threats these species face, such as entanglement in fishing gear and collision with vessels.

He will also relate recent progress in the use of small drones at sea to assess whale body condition and health status.

The next Science@Work Lecture will be held at the same time and location on Dec. 12 with Mark Rasmussen, president of the Buzzards Bay Coalition.

These lectures are offered free to the public.