Biologists studying right whales face the challenge of studying rare, extremely large organisms that spend the majority of their time underwater. This public radio story explores some of the challenges and risks of studying right whales and explores the reasons that scientists are willing to work so hard to study them. In addition, the story discusses an experiment designed to learn how male and female right whales find each other during mating season.
What are some potential challenges and risks biologists experience when studying North Atlantic Right Whales? How do right whales find each other when it is time to mate? What can be done to conserve this endangered species?
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