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Humpback Whales Getting Tangled in Fishing Line is Becoming a Serious Problem

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Everyone along the California coast should be on the lookout. There’s a whale tangled up . . . again

It seems way too often these days that we are seeing and hearing about the leviathans of the Pacific getting tangled up in something off the coast.

A while back whale watchers, out for a day of spotting near Dana Point, California, noticed a whale with something attached to it. When a crew member from Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari got some underwater footage, they were able to confirm that this was indeed a Humpback whale tangled up in something.

While the crew was able to capture some footage they were unable to get help out in time to free the tangled whale. Based on his last location and heading they assume that he is somewhere off the coast of Mexico by this point but are still hoping someone will spot the whale and call in a tip.

Unfortunately this is becoming too common of an occurrence. Without enough regulations on who is using what in the ocean, and how those tools are accounted for, whales will only continue to encounter situations as dire as this.

If you are near the area and happen to see this or any whale tangled up in debris, please notify officials at 877-767-9425 and do not attempt to free the whale on your own.

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Humpback Whales Getting Tangled in Fishing Line is Becoming a Serious Problem