Entangled Humpack Near Niihau

The Associated Press reported on March 13, 2014 that Hawaiian official are searching for …” a humpback whale that appears to be caught in fishing gear and is dragging red buoys.Fishing line seems to be wrapped across the whale’s body and tail, Ed Lyman, the large whale entanglement response coordinator for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, said Thursday…The animal was trailing 50 to 60 feet of heavy gauge line and two red plastic buoys were seen caught in the gear.”

Reports say that the whale was near the island Niihau.


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