Tag: sedation

June 2, 2022

JWM: Helicopter capture doesn’t unduly stress polar bears

The heavy fog was coming in fast as John Whiteman and his colleagues worked to measure an adult female polar bear north of the Alaskan coast. They had shot the...

October 19, 2020

TWS2020: River otter surgery project gets top poster award

For most mammals, fitting them with a tracking device means placing a telemetry collar around the neck. Not so with river otters. Their narrow heads allow a collar to slip...

August 11, 2020

JWM: Partially sedating deer doesn’t reduce stress

Biologists may use mild tranquilizers as a technique to calm large animals when they capture and handle them, but in a recent study, researchers found that for mule deer, partial...