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Whale Rescue Research Vessel


Tour Marine Life Studies' Whale Rescue Research Vessel on Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 1 to 4 pm in Moss Landing at the boat ramp in the North Moss Landing Harbor by Monterey Bay Kayaks, 2390 CA-1, Moss Landing, CA


Appetizers and refreshments served. Free drawing for prizes. Free event!


Meet members of the Whale Entanglement Team (WET)® and tour the boat. See the equipment used for disentanglement by WET® and the Research Scientist Program.


Marine Life Studies' Whale Rescue Research Vessel is the fast response vessel for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. It accommodates all the tools, equipment, and personnel needed by WET® to free whales from life-threatening entanglements. The vessel is also used as a training platform for WET® volunteers through our Research Scientist Program, providing trainees the opportunity to develop an understanding of whale behavior, collect data, use camera equipment, etc., all of which are vital when responding to entanglements. WET's continual training of disentanglement methods and tool usage is crucial for successful disentanglement responses.