Monday, June 15, 2009

Humpback Freed... Again.

Humpback Whale Jumping (NOAA)
This morning on the ferry on my way to work, I heard talk that the same humpback that became entangled in prawn gear last month, had gotten tangled in almost the same spot again.

I decided to investigate the rumors, and sure enough, the folks at Stubbs Island Whale Watching confirm that on Wednesday, June 10, 'Twister' was entangled in a whole line of 42 prawn traps. Apparently this time, the whale was pretty much anchored in place and couldn't move until (once again) DFO, Straitwatch, and others came to the rescue.

Congratulations to all those involved in the rescues, and hopefully, 'Twister' will steer clear of those traps from now on.

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