Learn about the right whale, a large baleen whale found in the waters of New England. Though whale hunting is outlawed throughout most of the world, right whales are still threatened by fishing gear. They can easily become entangled in ropes and suffer serious injuries. Lobstermen Kristan Porter and John Haviland will explain the struggles fishermen face when it comes to earning a living while trying to follow regulations meant to protect marine creatures. Scientist Amy Knowlton shares her experiences tracking and studying entangled right whales. Lastly, Bycatch Program director Laurens Howle will demonstrate his team's simulation software that models how right whales interact with fishing ropes.
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