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By Kristina Pritchett
A blue whale was seen entangled in 200 feet of line on Monday morning off the coast.
A photo from Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari was sent out Monday morning to show the whale, approximately 60 to 70 feet long, entangled off the coast of Dana Point.
Rescue team members from N.O.A.A., the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, and Captain Dave’s Orange County disentanglement group are working to help the whale.
According to a release from Captain Dave, the whale was spotted early Monday morning by Captain Tom Southern, who was operating a commercial whale watching trip.
“Instead of swimming and diving normally, the whale would only raise it’s head up as it ‘logged’ near the surface,” the release states.
A telemetry buoy has been attached to the whale, which can tell N.O.A.A. where the animal is, should it need to be re-located.
Video provided by Captain Dave’s Dolphin &Whale Safari in Dana Point, California.