In this photo released by NOAA’s Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program is an entangled subadult humpback whale off the Hawaiian island of Maui, on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. A young humpback whale has been freed of about 100 feet of line entangled in its mouth and flipper. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary coordinated the effort in partnership with local businesses and organizations, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (NOAA MMHSRP permit #18786-05 via AP)
HONOLULU — A young humpback whale swimming off the Hawaiian island of Maui has been freed of about 100 feet of line entangled in its mouth and flipper.