• Sara Rimer

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    Sara Rimer

    Sara Rimer is a distinguished journalist who spent 26 years as a reporter at the New York Times, where she wrote about education, the death penalty, immigration, and aging in America, and covered New England as the Boston bureau chief. The Times nominated her four times for the Pulitzer Prize. Her coverage of the death penalty was cited by the Supreme Court in its landmark 2002 ruling outlawing the execution of developmentally disabled individuals. Profile

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There are 10 comments on A Dead Humpback, a Team of Scientists, a Race for Answers

  1. What a marvelous story Sara! And what marvelous effort and accomplishments by the scientists involved! And what a precious gift from Vector, may she rest in peace.
    John Cook
    Dept of Pediatrics
    BUSM

  2. It’s great to see a full length article that really brings out the excitement of scientific discovery. You can keep your sound bites. I’ll take articles, like this one, with real content.

  3. Hi, John, Dave, and Mike, just wanted to say thank you for reading-and taking the time to comment. Also, a shoutout to Tyler Perrachione for telling us about this great team of BU scientists and their race to study Vector’s ears. Darlene Ketten and the other researchers invested a lot of time and energy in explaining their work to us. We are grateful. We are always psyched about being able to tell stories about our researchers and their work. Please feel free to send us your ideas. Meanwhile, thanks again, Sara

  4. That was a wonderful article and pics! ..so informative, fascinating , written with intelligence and humor and with respect for researchers and for Vector. I never thought much about whales ears but now I want to know the research findings. I’ll look forward to the follow up article.

  5. This was an amazing, informative article left! What was found in her stomach? I have heard of so many reports of whales and sea birds starving to death because their stomachs were full of plastic. I hope this wasn’t the issue with Vector.

  6. Great story. Informative and very interesting. I hope some valuable information can be gathered from this to protect these magnificent animals. Great job writers!!

  7. Sara –

    Great article! I was unaware of noise pollution in the ocean and its effect on marine life. Kudos to the researchers and scientists at BU!

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