To Save Whales and Dolphins, a Marine Scientist Overcomes a Chorus of No's

To Save Whales and Dolphins, a Marine Scientist Overcomes a Chorus of No's 1

U. of Hawaii at Hilo

Jason P. Turner (upper left), director of the U. of Hawaii at Hilo's Hawaii Cetacean Rehabilitation Facility, and volunteers help veterinarians perform an ultrasound exam on a beaked whale that had beached herself.

Jason P. Turner, from Cary, Ill., is an associate professor of marine science and director of the new Hawaii Cetacean Rehabilitation Facility at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. The year-old facility is one of only three university-based marine-mammal-rehabilitation centers in the country. Mr. Turner and his team of students and volunteers spent two weeks last month trying to save a Blainville's beaked whale that had beached herself on the Maui coastline, in the latest adventure of a