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Data chart with photograph of whale entangled in net. Image depicts a right whale named Chruchill entangled in a net with text that reads: "Right whale Churchill after several months of net entanglement, showing signs of physiologic stress (emancipation and skin parasites). Numerous disentanglement efforts failed." Chart shows stress levels for immature, mature, and lactating right whales compared to much higher stress hormones from "Churchill".

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Figure 2. Glucocorticoids in stressed right whale.