How Fishing Gear is Killing Whales in the North Atlantic

Scientists have increasingly documented the deadly threat that fishing lines and ropes pose to large whales that become entangled in them. Now, new studies are pointing to another disturbing fact: the enormous pain suffered by whales that become ensnared. READ MORE

 

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A team from the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies works to free a young humpback whale that became entangled with many wraps of rope in the waters off Cape Cod in August, 2012. Rescuers had disentangled the same whale in almost the exact same spot a month earlier. (Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies/NOAA Permit #932-1905)

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