Alfonso Torres

Oct. 09, 2009

Being a Veterinarian

If you're a doctor, how do you take care of patients that can't tell you where it hurts? In this hour of Science Friday, we'll take a look at what vets do. From large animal-, to small animal-, to research vets, we'll get an inside look at the practice of

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Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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