Evaluation of Propeller Cuts Documented in Right Whale Necropsy DVS 2006-04745

Necropsy Field Number:  DVS 2006-04745


James L. Wood


Lumatrex, Inc.

P. O. Box 510129

Melbourne Beach, FL  32951







The condition of the carcass shown in the photographs of necropsy DVS 2006-04745 made it very difficult to for the necropsy team to provide accurate or even consistent measurements.  The measurements taken in situ and those take after the blubber layer with the propeller cuts was removed differ considerably.  Also, the photographs were not suitable for a complete analysis.  These factors make it impossible to provide a complete evaluation; however, it is possible to provide some general insights as well as approximations based on the range of measurements taken.


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