Res­cuers save en­tan­gled whale off of Cape Cod

The Recorder & Times (Brockville) - - WORLD NEWS -

PROVINCE­TOWN, Mass. — A Mas­sachusetts ma­rine science cen­tre says it has dis­en­tan­gled a hump­back whale off of Cape Cod.

The Cen­ter for Coastal Stud­ies says its Ma­rine An­i­mal En­tan­gle­ment Re­sponse team dis­en­tan­gled the whale off Ball­ston Beach in Truro. The team was con­duct­ing a re­search sur­vey on Tues­day when they came across a whale that was stuck in fish­ing gear about 2 miles off the beach. The Na­tional Oceanic and At­mo­spheric Ad­min­is­tra­tion gave the team au­tho­riza­tion to at­tempt the dis­en­tan­gle­ment. The an­i­mal swam away when it was re­leased. The team says it ap­peared to be in good con­di­tion.

Whales are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a year of high mor­tal­ity off of New Eng­land and Canada. Re­searchers say right whales, in par­tic­u­lar, have ex­pe­ri­enced more deaths than typ­i­cal.

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