Entangled Juvenile Humpback Freed Off Provincetown

Cape Cod Times: A team from the Center for Coastal Studies freed an entangled humpback calf Saturday 5 miles west of Long Point [Provincetown] on July 15 after whale watch crews spotted it in distress.

Roughly a year old, the calf had rope deeply embedded in the base of its flukes, which indicated an entanglement possibly weeks or months old, the center said. The team members cut away most of the rope, but to prevent any further injury, the team left small lengths in the wound that the whale will reject naturally over time, according to the center.

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