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Coast Guard airlifts stricken whale

Coast Guard crewmembers in Hawaii worked with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials Aug. 16 during a whale transport from Maui to the Big Island.

The Coast Guard crews utilized an HC-130 Hercules aircraft and flatbed truck from Air Station Barbers Point to transport the estimated 12-foot, 1,600-pound beaked whale to Hilo's marine mammal rehabilitation facility.

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