Drag from fishing gear entangling North Atlantic right whales

US Atlantic

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Summary study

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Information suggests that on average entanglements increase drag and propulsive power by 1.47 fold. Reducing trailing line length by 75% can reduce parasitic gear drag by 85%.

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