BRAZILIAN BIOLOGIST USES A CROSSBOW TO TAKE WHALE'S SKIN SAMPLES FOR
A BIOPSY IN BRAZIL.
Brazilian biologist Marcia Engel uses a crossbow with an arrow adapted to
take humpback whale's skin samples for a biopsy in the Abrolhos National
Marine Park, in the southern coast of Bahia State, 36 miles from the
Brazilian city of Caravelas, October 3, 2003. The humpbacks, annual visitors
to this coast from July to November, are the focus of the NGO "Instituto
Baleia Jubarte" (Humpback Whale Institute), which aims to study and protect
this species in the Abrolhos archipelago. PICTURE TAKEN ON OCTOBER 3, 2003.
Pictures of the Year 2003 NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE REUTERS/Sergio Moraes