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Humpback whale disentanglement response continues


Courtesy of NOAA

An entangled humpback whale was last tracked near Kake.

The NOAA Fisheries Entanglement Response Network continues efforts to remove gear from a humpback whale that became entangled in anchor line in Seymour Canal a week ago, on June 1.

On June 4, NOAA-led responders attached a satellite tag to the rope trailing the whale as it swam in Gastineau Channel and has been closely monitoring the whale's movements using the tag information and sightings reports.

NOAA Fisheries Entanglement Response Network members assessed the whale in Tenakee Inlet on June 6, and the animal's condition appears to be improving. It was observed to be deep diving and pote...

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