USM team tracks oil spill's effect on whales, Morning Sentinel (Maine), November 24, 2010:
John Wise, a professor of toxicology and molecular epidemiology, and 16 students spent their days aboard the Odyssey, a 93-foot sailboat, taking cell samples from humpback, Bryde's and sperm whales in the Gulf and the Atlantic. ...
Wise's children, John Jr. and Cathy, both biology majors at USM, and his wife, Sandy, were part of the research crew.
[H]is son caught two fish that were filled with oil; but they didn't see oil on the surface of the water, even when they were within a few miles of the spill site.