Skip to main content

Right whale untangled from fishing line

A wildlife team, including state, federal and conservation groups, removed more than 150 feet of line that had entangled an endangered right whale swimming off the Daytona Beach coast.

The team reportedly removed the lines wrapped around the whale's head and fins as well as cut several pieces still wrapped around the whale's body.

Florida wildlife officials plan to fly over the Atlantic today to check in on a young, 30-foot endangered right whale wrapped in rope suspected to be from crab traps.

Click here for the full report.