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Biologists Free Whale From Fishing Gear Off Georgia Coast (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

By Brianna Elliott

A four-year-old North Atlantic right whale is doing much better now than he was a week ago.

On Monday, biologists from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission partially freed whale No. 4057 of the 100-plus yards of lead-weighted rope he was dragging, according to a press release. After several attempts, staff disentangled the whale — who also had injuries on his head and flukes — from most of the rope with a cutting grapple.

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Whale No. 4057 is pictured on Sunday, February 16 dragging a heavy, thick rope. (Photo …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green