Entangled Basking Shark Freed Off Cape Cod

Cape Cod Times: Thanks to the report of a charter fisherman, a group of disentanglement experts freed a basking shark Thursday [June 8] that had been held fast with fishing gear just outside Provincetown Harbor.

The 18’ shark was weakened by the entanglement but could make a full recovery, according to the Center for Coastal Studies, whose entanglement response team cut away the gear.

Read more about the entangled basking shark that was freed off Provincetown, MA.