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Officials Search For Entangled Humpback Whale In Hawaii

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 03.13.2014 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials have been looking for a humpback whale that appears to be caught in fishing gear and is dragging red buoys. Fishin...

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.