Number of West Coast whales caught in fishing line higher than previous years

A 40-foot humpback whale first spotted last week off the coast of Newport Beach became entangled in hundreds of feet of fishing line. Since January, the NOAA said about 50 entangled whales have been rescued, which is about four times higher than previous years. Whale experts say it’s too early to know for sure on the reasoning for the sudden increase in whales along the coast, but warmer water temperatures could play a factor. Read the rest here 10:10

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