Whales http://wunc.org en What's The Best Way To Euthanize A Whale? http://wunc.org/post/whats-best-way-euthanize-whale <p></p><p>In 2009, a 30-foot long Right whale became stranded on Cape Lookout, N.C. For those who've never been, Cape Lookout is a remote beach, reachable only by boat or helicopter. The weather conditions were rough. During high-tide, the whale was completely submerged. During low-tide, it was completely exposed.</p><p>Craig Harms and his team of scientists had to catch a ride from a Coast Guard helicopter.</p><p>"The pilot asked me, 'How much time do you need?'" said Harms. "I said, 'I can do quite a bit in half an hour.' She said, 'You've got 10 minutes."</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:20:40 +0000 Eric Mennel & Phoebe Judge 37086 at http://wunc.org What's The Best Way To Euthanize A Whale? Duke Study Finds Blue Whales Are Affected By Military Sonar http://wunc.org/post/duke-study-finds-blue-whales-are-affected-military-sonar <p><a href="http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/280/1765/20130657">New research from Duke University looks at how whales are impacted by military sonar used in underwater training exercises</a>.&nbsp; The study was conducted off the coast of California and found that whales might avoid important feeding sites when exposed to mid-frequency sonar routinely produced at a nearby military training site. Thu, 04 Jul 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 18321 at http://wunc.org Duke Study Finds Blue Whales Are Affected By Military Sonar