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Whale Entanglement

One Of The Biggest Killers Of Whales Strikes Again

Posted 11.14.2013 | Green

Maui is on an island-wide search for a young humpback whale that was seen entangled in polypropylene fishing line Monday. Hawaii News Now repo...

Right Whales Breeding Again After Years Of Entanglement

AP | By RUSS BYNUM | Posted 03.26.2013 | Green

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Four years after wildlife experts carefully cut away fishing line wrapped tight around its midsection, an endangered right whal...

Fishing Gear vs. Whales

Michael Moore | Posted 12.16.2012 | Green
Michael Moore

Case 11, a North Atlantic right whale that stranded on Wreck Island, Va., died a slow and painful death. Fishing line had entwined the baleen on the left side of her mouth. Two lines stretched from there across her blowhole, then wrapped tightly around the left flipper.