Rescuers working to free entangled humpback whale off Big Island

February 18, 2015 6:24 AM

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Marine experts are tracking an adult humpback whale spotted off Hawaii Island with its tail wrapped in several hundred feet of strong synthetic line and dragging a big red balloon buoy.

It’s part of an ongoing rescue effort involving federal and state agencies and a trained volunteer squad who are diligently working to free this endangered whale. Also key are several tour companies and residents who have provided valuable information on the whale’s whereabouts and its current condi...

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