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Entangled whale ditches tracking buoy


The entangled humpback whale being tracked by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Marine Mammal Stranding Network lost its tracking gear two week’s ago, leaving biologists with no way of keeping tabs on it. Members of the Stranding Network also have no idea what the status of entanglement currently is.

On the day researchers lost tracking ability, the entangled marine mammal was sighted and a crew was preparing for another attempt to remove the gear. However, the whale failed to completely avoid a gillnet operation, diving under the net enough to clear it...

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