Entangled Humpback Whale Freed in Monterey Bay
A response team was able to free a humpback whale in Monterey Bay on May 18. The whale was entangled heavily in Dungeness crab fishing gear, unable to move.
“It was anchored in place,” said Justin Viezbicke, California Marine Mammal Stranding Response Coordinator for NOAA Fisheries’ West Coast Region. “We were fortunate to have an experienced team that could respond so quickly. They deserve a lot of credit for sticking with it for three days and safely freeing the whale.”
According to an update from NOAA, teams from Marine Life Studies...
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