This one day interdisciplinary workshop, attended by 12 veterinarians 11 whale
biologists, an engineer and the NMFS Regional Stranding Coordinator, was convened by
Michael Moore, with financial support from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Cecil
and Ida Green Technology Innovation Fund. The goal was to examine ways in which veterinary
medical techniques could assist in efforts to mitigate right whale mortality. In particular the
indications and technology for the use of sedation during disentanglement efforts and antibiotic
therapy for wounds after disentanglement were considered.