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Petersburg Volunteers Free Whale from Fishing Gear

August 29, 2011

Emaciated grey whale, Photo By: Barry Bracken, Petersburg Marine Mammal Center.

A team of volunteers from Petersburg freed a young grey whale that was tangled in what appeared to be foreign gillnet gear Friday. The animal was 20 to 25 feet long and looked to be in bad shape but rescuers are hopeful it will at least be able to feed again, now that it’s no longer entangled.

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