Whale Watchers Spot Entangled Humpback Whale

A marine rescue team is seeking the public's help in finding a humpback whale with rope wrapped around its tail flukes.

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by Associated Press

HONOLULU- A marine rescue team is seeking the public's help in finding a humpback whale with rope wrapped around its tail flukes.

The whale was last seen with the large, green, polypropylene line off Maui.
People on the Pacific Whale Foundation boat Ocean Discovery spotted the whale at 4 p.m. Tuesday about 1.5 miles outside of Lahaina Harbor.
A rescue team from Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary hopes to remove the line.
A sighting of the entangled whale can be reported to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries hotline at (888) 256-9840