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Sunday, April 24, 2011

ENTANGLEMENT: Right Whale Freed From Tangled Rope Off Cape Cod

Rope Trailed More Than 40-Feet Beyond Whale's Tail

POSTED: 1:48 pm EDT April 23, 2011
UPDATED: 3:12 pm EDT April 23, 2011


PROVINCETOWN, Mass. -- An entangled North Atlantic right whale was freed Friday in Cape Cod Bay.

The Marine Animal Entanglement Response team from the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies spotted the whale in an area off Provincetown with several other whales. They said the mammal had rope through its mouth that trailed more than 40-feet beyond its tail.

The team worked on the entanglement for several hours. They were able to free the rope from the whale’s mouth by making a single cut and adding large buoys to pull the entanglement away.

The PCCS said about 50 percent of the right whale population has been documented off of Cape Cod. It's estimated there are only 473 animals left in the entire population.

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/27647714/detail.html

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