Local women create team dedicated to freeing whales from entanglement (California, USA)

The ocean update

The whale entanglement team is cautious when approaching an entangled whale. “When you’ve got a whale that’s 45 tons,” says Peggy Stap, “you don’t want the whale slapping you.” R. Berger / taken under MMHSRP Permit 18786. The whale entanglement team is cautious when approaching an entangled whale. “When you’ve got a whale that’s 45 tons,” says Peggy Stap, “you don’t want the whale slapping you.” R. Berger / taken under MMHSRP Permit 18786.

December 10th, 2015 (David Schmalz). The idea was born in 2006, at a garage sale. Peggy Stap and Mary Whitney – who both studied whales in Hawaii and who later became friends after meeting in Monterey – were holding a fundraiser for their respective marine nonprofits when Stap got a call about an entangled whale.

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