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Biopsy Darting of Beluga Whale Carcasses
Principal Investigator: Patenaude, Nathalie
Licensed Year(s): 1992
Summary: The researcher will use a crossbow to fire an arrow with a stainless steel biopsy tip into landed beluga whales. Different tip designs will be tested to evaluate biopsy tip length and diameter required for effective sample retrieval, strength of bow string, and effective distance. Tissue surrounding the sample site will also be tested for tissue damage, and wounds will be photographed after each...