|Rope & Buoys on Humpback Whale Tail|
It took several efforts to remove more than 200 feet (61 m) of line and two buoys from around the whale.
|Fishing Rope Caught on Humpback Whale|
These gentle giants swim 3,000 miles from Alaska to the warmer waters of Hawaii in the winter. They rest and give birth to their calves--usually from January thru April.
Photos and story courtesy of NOAA.