Navigation Links
Right whale sedation enables disentanglement effort
Date:3/11/2009

in the dose resulted in a marked switch from the expected evasiveness. An hour after injection of sedatives, the animal no longer evaded boat approaches, but instead tolerated repeated close approaches by a disentanglement boat to allow removal of 90 percent of the remaining rope. Veterinarians on the team calculated the dosage based on experience sedating animals in captivity, starting low through the clinical range until they found a safe and effective level.

"Our prior experience with using these drugs safely in dolphins, beluga whales, killer whales and other species gave us the initial levels of sedatives to start with," said Mike Walsh a veterinarian and associate director of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine's Aquatic Animal Health program.

"Our first attempts with sedatives in a previous animal were not as promising as hoped so we moved on to another sedative combination that has helped clinicians to get access to animals that may be less cooperative," Walsh said. "This technique may greatly expand the options for the disentanglement teams dealing with these severely compromised whales, and the whales themselves. It is very exciting to be able to see it have an effect in an animal so large."

The animal remains in very poor condition and has a guarded prognosis, but the disentanglement will give it a better chance for survival.

The North Atlantic right whale is the most endangered great whale, with a population of less than 400. Human activityparticularly ship collisions and entanglement in commercial fishing gearis the most common cause of North Atlantic right whale deaths.

"This use of sedatives in a large free-ranging whale is novel and an exciting new tool in the large whale disentanglement toolbox," said Moore. "However, it does not address the underlying problem of how to enable fixed-gear fisheries to pursue a profitable business, without jeopardizing the survival of endangered specie
'/>"/>

Contact: Stephanie Murphy
media@whoi.edu
508-289-3340
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. High numbers of right whales seen in Gulf of Maine
2. Bright lights, not-so-big pupils
3. Snails and humans use same genes to tell right from left
4. Disability Rights Legal Center honors Ossur
5. Physical activity and health: Finding the right prescription
6. Forest peoples rights key to reducing emissions from deforestation
7. When particles are so small that they seep right through skin
8. Male cyclists risk sexual problems if they don’t choose the right bike
9. Setting the record right: species diversity less dramatic than previously believed
10. A novel X-ray source could be brightest in the world
11. Rockefeller University Press allows authors to retain copyright to their published work
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/4/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/48tj8z/global_biometrics ... "Global Biometrics Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020" ... for biometric authentication systems is projected to grow ... The driving forces for this highly ... projects and constant development in technology. In 2014, ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... , March 2, 2015 Synaptics Inc. ... of human interface solutions, today announced a new ... designed to enable rapid and secure transactions and ... for gaming is a turnkey solution providing mouse ... to quickly integrate fingerprint ID solutions into their ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... --  Neurotechnology , a provider of high-precision biometric, robotics ... Development Kit (SDK). The SentiGaze algorithm enables designers ... to track eye movements and generate heatmaps based on ... be used for applications such as analysis of websites ... can also be used to develop interfaces for a ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Biometrics Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020 2Global Biometrics Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020 3Synaptics Unveils New Fingerprint ID Solution for Gamers 2Synaptics Unveils New Fingerprint ID Solution for Gamers 3Neurotechnology Releases SentiGaze SDK for Eye Movement Tracking Using Ordinary Webcams 2Neurotechnology Releases SentiGaze SDK for Eye Movement Tracking Using Ordinary Webcams 3
... (March 30, 2011)The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation,s Discovery ... invasive medicine into new areas of discovery, announced a ... provider of medical devices for vascular access and the ... in Marlborough, Mass., has pledged $500,000 and was named ...
... German . , Innovations relating to mobility, energy, ... at the 2011 Hannover Messe from April 4 8. ... a hybrid Porsche racing car, developments in battery research, materials ... European energy supply system, and the Energy Solution Center (EnSoC) ...
... blood be the key to creating cyborg interfaces? Circuitry that ... device, such as a robotic limb or artificial eye might ... components. Writing in the International Journal of Medical ... a "memristor" can be made using human blood. Memristors were ...
Cached Biology News:Fueling interventional radiology growth: SIR Foundation announces Navilyst Medical Pledge 2KIT presents innovations at the 2011 Hannover Messe 2KIT presents innovations at the 2011 Hannover Messe 3KIT presents innovations at the 2011 Hannover Messe 4KIT presents innovations at the 2011 Hannover Messe 5Blood simple circuitry for cyborgs 2
(Date:3/27/2015)... LONDON , March 27, 2015 ... Royal Free Hospital in London , Richmond ... for a global Phase 3 study for an investigational RNAi ... an orphan disease affecting the nerves and heart. ... Record Detail Based at St Georges University ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced ... - the world’s largest business idea competition with $5 ... $1 million, six $500,000 awards and four $250,000 awards. ... compete for prizes that will turn ideas with high ... York region. , "Last year's successful 43North competition ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... SQI Diagnostics Inc. ("SQI" or the "Company") (TSX-V: SQD; ... including the appointment of auditors, its annual and special ... "Meeting") was adjourned, as previously disclosed on March 25, ... Toronto time). The date of the ... The Meeting will reconvene at the offices of the ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... and CINCINNATI , March ... (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG ) and Cincinnati ... broad research collaboration for rare diseases. The goal of ... therapies to treat rare diseases with high unmet ... with Cincinnati Children,s research expertise. As a nationally ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Anounces Launch of Year Two of World's Largest Business Idea Competition and Opening of New Incubator Space in Buffalo, New York 2Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Anounces Launch of Year Two of World's Largest Business Idea Competition and Opening of New Incubator Space in Buffalo, New York 3Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Anounces Launch of Year Two of World's Largest Business Idea Competition and Opening of New Incubator Space in Buffalo, New York 4Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Anounces Launch of Year Two of World's Largest Business Idea Competition and Opening of New Incubator Space in Buffalo, New York 5SQI Diagnostics Inc. Announces Adjournment of Meeting 2Shire and Cincinnati Children's Establish Rare Disease Research Collaboration 2Shire and Cincinnati Children's Establish Rare Disease Research Collaboration 3Shire and Cincinnati Children's Establish Rare Disease Research Collaboration 4Shire and Cincinnati Children's Establish Rare Disease Research Collaboration 5
... - Asian populations with regard to risk associated in the ... osteoporosis or cardiovascular disease, ... in response to nutritional ... WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 28 Interleukin Genetics,Inc. (Amex: ILI ...
... Transgenomic Inc. (OTC,Bulletin Board: TBIO) announces the following Webcast:, What: ... Conference Call, When: ... http://www.transgenomic.com/events.asp?id=6 , How: ... address above., ...
... ANDS ) today announced that patient dosing has ... oral TLR7 agonist prodrug, in,patients with advanced solid tumors. ... to identify pharmacologically active doses,and preliminary antitumor activity as ... II trials., The Phase I trial is a ...
Cached Biology Technology:Interleukin Genetics Enters into New Clinical Research Collaboration with Alticor 2Interleukin Genetics Enters into New Clinical Research Collaboration with Alticor 3Interleukin Genetics Enters into New Clinical Research Collaboration with Alticor 4Interleukin Genetics Enters into New Clinical Research Collaboration with Alticor 5Anadys Pharmaceuticals Commences Phase I Clinical Trial of ANA773 in Cancer Patients 2Anadys Pharmaceuticals Commences Phase I Clinical Trial of ANA773 in Cancer Patients 3Anadys Pharmaceuticals Commences Phase I Clinical Trial of ANA773 in Cancer Patients 4
Borosilicate Glass. Certified for use with the Beacon 2000 Systems, 1,000 tubes/case...
... 2000 One-Step FP Standardization Kit is ... low fluorescence polarization values of fluorescein ... Beacon 2000 System. It also allows ... generated by their instrument to the ...
Whole blood is collected from mice (Swiss Webster, 8-10 weeks old,either sex) and processed within 45 minutes of collection. The complement is then filtered and pooled on ice, bottled and stored at -...
Whole blood is collected from healthy guinea pigs of either sex from US source which are free of visible diseases at time of blood collection. Hemolytic titer: CH50 = 435 units...
Biology Products: