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Seaworld Frees Whale Caught in Fishing Line

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    A 25-foot humpback whale entangled in fishing line was saved by Seaworld’s rescue team.

    The one-year-old whale was seen Sunday afternoon off the La Jolla coast with fishing line running through its mouth, pinning down its left pectoral flipper and entangled around its tail fluke area. The whale was also dragging fishing gear from its tail.

    The team made several cuts to the fishing line and after approximately two hours the whale was freed.

    The team followed the whale for several minutes to make sure there wasn’t any more fishing line attached to its body.

    The whale would have died had it not been freed Seaworld explained.

    The whale continued to swim north in the direction of its normal migration pattern.