Humpback whale freed from entanglement off Provincetown (Massachusetts, USA)

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The Marine Animal Entanglement Response team freed a humpback whale from a thick rope entanglement Sunday. CENTER FOR COASTAL STUDIES/NOAA The Marine Animal Entanglement Response team freed a humpback whale from a thick rope entanglement Sunday. CENTER FOR COASTAL STUDIES/NOAA

April 28th, 2015. A humpback whale entangled in a thick rope that had cut into its body for several months was freed over the weekend by a team from the Center of Coastal Studies in Provincetown.

The whale, which was freed Sunday afternoon, had a 1½-inch-diameter rope encircling its body like a collar, said Scott Landry, director of the Marine Animal Entanglement Response team at the center.

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