Boaters Asked to Report Marine Entanglements

The flukes of Serengeti as the team makes an assessment of the entanglement before disentanglement. PCCS image taken under NOAA permit 932-1905.
The flukes of Serengeti as the team makes an assessment of the entanglement before disentanglement. PCCS image taken under NOAA permit 932-1905.

Boston.com: Wildlife experts are appealing to boaters to call in reports about marine animals they see entangled in debris at sea.

Massachusetts wildlife officials say entanglements in debris including rope, netting and hooks are leading causes of injury and death for endangered animals like sea turtles and whales. Boaters can contact the Coast Guard on VHF Channel 16 or call 1-800-900-3622 or 866-755-NOAA to report an entangled animal, whether it is alive or dead.

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