Line believed to be from a Waverider buoy is tangled in a humpback whale’s fluke off the coast the Monterey. The whale was freed from the line this week. (Marine Life Studies/Whale Entanglement Team)
November 1st, 2014. Entanglement Team (WET) were able to free a humpback whale that was found Thursday in Monterey Bay struggling in line that was believed to have come from a Waverider buoy approximately 25 nautical miles from Point Pinos.
Peggy West-Stap, executive director of Marine Life Studies and a founding member of WET, said the entangled whale was discovered Oct. 24 by the crew of the Santa Cruz-based Shana Rae, which had been dispatched to check the Waverider buoy.
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