Three Separate Whales In Trouble In Island Waters


Federal rescue teams are still hoping to help three different humpback whales, which appear to be tangled in nets or lines in three separate incidents around the islands. HPR's Dave Lawrence spoke with Ed Lyman of NOAA's Hawai`i Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. He was on-board for some of the whale missions, and is uniquely qualified to talk about the rescue operations...


Here are photos Ed sent us of the rescue attempts:

Whale rescue shot 1

Whale rescue shot 2

Whale rescue shot 3

To report a whale in distress, the NOAA Marine Mammal Hotline is 888-256-9840.

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