Minke Whale Freed off Martha’s Vineyard
July 9, 2015
MVGazette.com: A minke whale entangled in fishing gear 40 miles southwest of Martha’s Vineyard was freed Sunday [July 5] by the Center for Coastal Studies Marine Animal Entanglement Response.
First spotted late in the afternoon on July 3 by a passing mariner, the 15’ whale was floating at the surface of the water, constricted to swimming in small circles with its lower jaw tightly wrapped in rope, according to a press release from the Center for Coastal Studies, a non-profit organization based in Provincetown. The rope was attached to fishing gear at the bottom of the sea floor.
Read more about the minke whale that was freed by resucers.