Female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spiderweb of crab traps and line weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, tail, torso and a line tugging in her mouth. A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallon Islands and radioed an environmental group for help.
We're celebrating all the world's oceans and their species in May at WERA. Oceans are the richest habitats in the whole world so sure it will be interesting to dive in! These are my favorite whale species, the killer whale.