Entangled whale cut free

(AP) - A humpback whale that became entangled in fishing gear off the New Jersey coast is free again. A three-member rescue crew cut away fishing line and other gear that had snagged the humpback whale

News 12 Staff

Feb 26, 2009, 11:11 PM

Updated 5,614 days ago

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(AP) - A humpback whale that became entangled in fishing gear off the New Jersey coast is free again.
A three-member rescue crew cut away fishing line and other gear that had snagged the humpback whale that had been tangled in lobster netting and fishing line since Wednesday.
Rescuers say it suffered injuries to its back and tail, but managed to swim off on its own.
Federal wildlife officials were aided by a Massachusetts marine studies group in cutting the whale free Thursday.
The 25- to 30-foot whale had been snagged in gear about eight miles off Sandy Hook.


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