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Whale entangled by line freed by federal rescuers

By Gary T. Kubota

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 19, 2013

~~<p>A federal marine mammal team was able to free an entangled whale calf Wednesday after trying to cut away a line for more than an hour in the ocean off Lanai &mdash; the first successful rescue done this season in Hawaii.</p>
<p>The calf, accompanied by its mother, was able to push the line off its body near the pectoral fins and swim away.</p>
~~

A federal marine mammal team was able to free an entangled whale calf Wednesday after trying to cut away a line for more than an hour in the ocean off Lanai — the first successful rescue done this season in Hawaii.

The calf, accompanied by its mother, was able to push the line off its body near the pectoral fins and swim away. Login for more...



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