ORLEANS, Mass. — A marine conservation group says it has disentangled a young humpback whale off Cape Cod.
The Center for Coastal Studies says a charter vessel discovered the whale just outside Nauset Inlet Friday afternoon. It had a bridle of heavy line looped though its mouth and twisted across its back. Two orange buoys trailed behind it.
The center’s Marine Animal Entanglement Response team cut away the gear and the twisted line, leaving the whale with just a short length of line in its mouth. As the whale moved away the remaining rope was pulled from its mouth and it sped off.
The Center for Coastal Studies urges boaters to report any entanglement sightings of whales, sea turtles or other marine animals.