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Whale tangled up in thick cable is rescued

  • COAST GUARD

    A NOAA worker attempted Saturday to safely remove a large electrical cable from the mouth of a humpback whale off Maui. The Coast Guard assisted responders from the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Maui Ocean Safety, Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission and NOAA’s West Maui response team by providing an additional platform to work from and enforcing a safety zone in the area.

A humpback whale entangled in hundreds of feet of heavy-gauge cable in waters off Maui has a new lease on life thanks to the efforts of an interagency team of rescuers. Read more

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