Entangled Fin Whale Freed East of Boston

Heavily entangled flukes of humpback whale, disentangled by Center for Coastal Studies Marine Animal Entanglement Response team on 07-11-15. CCS image under NOAA permit 18786. www.coastalstudies.org
Center for Coastal Studies  image under NOAA permit 18786. www.coastalstudies.org

The Salem News reports that a nearly 60’-long fin whale that was entangled in fishing gear was freed by rescue crews from the Center for Coastal Studies on Wednesday, June 22. The whale was spotted by a pilot just east of Boston, who then led rescuers to its position.

A grappling hook was used to cut through the lines when the whale dove.

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