Whale still entangled but satellite tagged for monitoring

    The NOAA-led marine mammal team has ended their response efforts to free an entangled humpback whale near Juneau.

    The NOAA-led marine mammal team has ended their response efforts to free an entangled humpback whale near Juneau.

    According to a press release, the team was unable to free the whale from the entanglement, but they were able to attach a green buoy with a satellite tag to track the whale's location and movements. The whale is now trailing one orange buoy and one green.

    The response team confirmed the entangled humpback is the same whale spotted in Seymour Canal earlier this week. The entangled humpback is accompanied by another adult humpback, making efforts to free the entangled whale more complicated.

    The response team will monitor the entangled humpback's movements and will re-assess the situation before mounting another response.

    Responders report the entangled whale is breathing okay, and is able to travel well.

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