Entangled Humpback Whale Freed Off Maui

1/16/2018
A humpback whale spotted off the coast of Hawaii entangled in 285ft of rope has been freed by rescuers. The animal was first spotted on Thursday by the captain of a fishing boat near Makena Beach, on Maui island. A rescue team arrived on the scene, but were forced to wait after the whale became ...
A humpback whale has been freed by rescuers in Hawaii after it became entangled in 285ft of braided rope. The rescue, which was coordinated by the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, freed the whale, which had become trapped off Makena Beach on Hawaii's island of ...
“That's an adult whale with a bit of gill net around the tail,” said Ed Lyman entanglement response coordinator for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. The whale was reported off the coast of Hawaii Island on Jan. 4, and responders were able to make contact with the ...
In video: Rescue crews free entangled humpback whale off Maui. By Press Association. Published: 04:17 EST, 16 January 2018 | Updated: 04:27 EST, 16 January 2018. e-mail. A humpback whale spotted near the Hawaiian island of Maui has been freed from braided line caught in its mouth.
A humpback whale spotted near the Hawaiian island of Maui has been freed from braided line caught in its mouth. A joint statement from US state and federal agencies said the entangled whale was first spotted on Thursday by the captain of a fishing vessel. 16 January 2018 9:13AM. Do you enjoy ...
1/15/2018
A rescue team worked feverishly to save an entangled humpback whale in Hawaii. It was trailing more than 285 feet of braided line near Maui. After a few unsuccessful attempts, the crew had good news to report. "We just freed the whale, guys," one of the rescuers says. The retrieved line will be used to ...
According to federal and state authorities, due to sunset approaching, a tracking buoy was put on the braided line caught in the whale's mouth, CBS affiliate KGMB-TV reports. Before they left, however, ABC 7 reports approximately 33.5 metres of line was removed. On Friday, rescuers returned on a small ...
Rescuers raced to save a humpback whale that was found entangled in a braided fishing line Friday. The whale, which was spotted on Thursday near the Hawaiian island of Maui, was caught in the line by its mouth, reports said. A fishing vessel came across the mammal, and worked to free the creature ...
After launching an inflatable dinghy from the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary's response vessel, Kohola, the rescue team had to wait for the highly active whale to calm down before they could begin the delicate operation of removing the gear from its head and mouth.
Maui, Hawaii (KITV) -- An entangled adult humpback whale was freed by a team of trained responders off Makena Beach, Maui, on Friday. The animal was trailing more than 285 feet of 3/8 braided line from its mouth. All gear was successfully removed and recovered. Gear will be analyzed towards ...
Watch: 'We just freed the whale guys!' Humpback entangled in 87 metre-long fishing line freed. 1 min ago. share. Source: Associated Press. A humpback whale spotted near the Hawaiian island of Maui has been freed of braided line caught in its mouth.
WAILUKU, Hawaii -- An adult humpback whale spotted near Maui has been freed of braided line caught in its mouth. A joint statement from state and federal agencies says the entangled whale was freed Friday. It was first spotted on Thursday by the captain of a fishing vessel. Rescue teams then went to ...
A humpback leaped out of the sea after being freed from two thick fishing lines which had got caught in either side of its mouth. The huge mammal, which can grow up to more than 50 feet and can weigh 30 tons, got entangled off Makena Beach on Hawaii's island of Maui. In trying to free itself, the beast ...
1/14/2018
According to NOAA officials, the large whale was first reported entangled on Thursday by the captain of a fishing vessel. A trained response team soon deployed and used a small inflatable craft to approach the animal. Officials said the whale became "very active" upon their initial approach, so they ...
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A humpback whale spotted near Maui has been freed of braided line caught in its mouth. A joint statement from ... The agencies say the whale was active on Thursday, and with sunset approaching, crews put a tracking buoy on the line and came back to finish the job on Friday.
Rescue teams then went to the scene and began to remove the more than 285 feet (87 meters) of braided line that the whale was trailing. The agencies say the whale was active on Thursday, and with sunset approaching, crews put a tracking buoy on the line and came back to finish the job on Friday.
An entangled adult humpback whale was freed by a team of trained responders off Makena Beach, Maui on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. The animal was trailing more than 285 feet of 3/8 braided line from its mouth. All gear was successfully removed and recovered. Gear will be analyzed towards determining ...
The team launched an inflatable from the Kohola and approached the whale to get a better assessment of the entanglement. The whale, however, became quite active. Once it calmed down, the team in the inflatable was able to attach a buoy halfway up the trailing gear and remove approximately 110 ...

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