Dr. Michael Moore is a Senior Research Specialist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Dr. Moore is a veterinarian by training and his research focus has centered on the forensic analysis of dead cetaceans, including entangled large whales. He has been involved in veterinary assessments of health-compromised large whales and has been instrumental in developing tools to deploy antibiotics into free swimming large whales. His veterinarian degree is from the Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, and his Ph.D.
Hank McKenna is a mechanical engineer specializing in the design, manufacture, and use of commercial ropes and rope technologies, including maritime applications. Mr. McKenna is the former Chairman of the Cordage Institute's Technical Committee, and the retired President of Tension Technology International, a position he held for 20 years. He is an active consultant to manufacturers and users of synthetic fiber ropes and cables, and has worked with the State of Massachusetts' Division of Marine Fisheries and with NEAq on bycatch related projects.