Majority of Gillnet Removed From Whale in SE

Federal marine mammal responders have removed much of the gillnet that was tangled on a whale in the waters near Petersburg last month, and they have ended their response.

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU- Federal marine mammal responders have removed much of the gillnet that was tangled on a whale in the waters near Petersburg last month, and they have ended their response.
NOAA says in a release that the tail and pectoral fins were freed of the gear Thursday near Juneau, but some line behind the blowhole remains.
Authorities said the full-grown, adult humpback whale is in robust condition and was last seen vigorously swimming.
There is less than 150 feet of gillnet on the whale, and officials hope the whale can shed it as it swims.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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