Entangled whale rescued

From Associated Press.

(1 Oct 2022)
RESTRICTION SUMMARY: MUST CREDIT SEAWORLD SAN DIEGO
SEAWORLD SAN DIEGO – MUST CREDIT SEAWORLD SAN DIEGO
San Elijo State PArk, California – 26 September 2022
HEALINE: Entangled whale rescued
1. Various of whale entanglement and rescue
ANNOTATION: A boater off the coast of San Diego spotted and reported an entangled humpback whale.
ANNOTATION: A NOAA entanglement response team was able to find the whale and corroborate the report.
ANNOTATION: A team of NOAA and SeaWorld San Diego Rescue were able to approach it via an inflatable.
ANNOTATION: The team used a knife at the end of a long carbon fiber pole to make a single cut that resulted in all the gear coming off the whale.
ANNOTATION: Preliminary analysis of the entangling gear suggests that it may have come from Oregon.  The whale was released successfully.
STORYLINE:
A boater off the coast of San Diego reported an entangled humpback whale this past weekend.
A NOAA entanglement response team was able to corroborate the report on Monday.
Once the whale was located, a team of NOAA and SeaWorld San Diego Rescue were able to approach it via an inflatable.
The team used a knife at the end of a long carbon fiber pole to make a single cut that resulted in all the gear coming off the whale.
According to SeaWorld San Diego, "preliminary analysis of the entangling gear suggests that it may have come from Oregon."
The whale was released unharmed.
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