Team Frees Badly Entangled Humpback Whale

Scientists from the Center for Coastal Studies spotted a humpback whale off the coast of Massachusetts Saturday, floating near the surface and “hogtied” by a rope. A shark was circling the vulnerable whale. The marine response team worked from the boat to cut the rope from the whale’s mouth, allowing it to swim again. Once the shark left the area, the team moved to a dinghy. They worked to remove the rope from the whale’s tail while the whale towed them through the water. The whale “sped off” as soon as it was completely free of the rope. — Read it at New England Cable News

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