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Laura Ganley

of University of Massachusetts, Boston

Laura Ganley is a PhD student in Environmental Biology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has been working with whales in a variety of capacities all over North America for the last ten years including humpback whales in the Gulf of Maine, right whales in Cape Cod Bay and the Southeastern United States, and bowhead whales in the Alaskan Arctic.

How Many Right Whales Do We Miss?

Right whales are exceptionally cryptic animals, especially when subsurface feeding, revealing incredibly little of themselves at the surface. That makes our job pretty tricky.