Whale Successfully Disentangled from Fishing Line off of Maui | Maui Now

February 24, 2015 8:27 AM

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An adult humpback whale entangled in 450 feet of fishing line was freed on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 in waters off of Māʻalaea on Maui, according to Ed Lyman, Resource Protection Manager and Whale Entanglement Response Coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

According to information released by NOAA, at least five wraps of heavy gauge line were observed around the animal’s tailstock.

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