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Trained responders free entangled humpback whale off Maui

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VIDEO COURTESY NOAA
Trained responders on March 9 freed an entangled humpback whale off Lahaina, Maui.
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A entangled whale.
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A entangled whale.
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Trained responders aboard Ultimate Whale Watch’s dedicated research and response vessel, Aloha Kai, with a entangled whale.
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A trained responder holds a pole with a hooked knife at the end alongside a entangled whale.
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A hooked knife with a entangled whale.
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A hooked knife with a entangled whale.
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A entangled whale following partial removal of gear.
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A entangled whale following partial removal of gear.
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A entangled whale.
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A entangled whale.

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