Thursday, November 14, 2013

Search on for Young Whale Caught in Plastic Line

Imagine taking a whale watch boat and, by chance, you see a whale with  a large green plastic line wrapped around its tail.  What would you do?

Of course, you would tell a grown up right away, so that someone could help that entangled whale.

Last Monday, on a whale watching cruise in Hawaii, that's exactly what happened. Officials are trying to save the young humpback whale entangled in a large green plastic line wrapped around its tail.

Humpback whale mother and calf. Photo by
Humpback whales visit Hawaii's warmer waters every year. But even in Hawaii's beautiful blue waters, our plastic trash still causes trouble for all marine life. 

Fortunately, there is the  Hawaiian Islands Entanglement Response Network that safely responds to marine animals in distress.

You and your family can learn more about whales on this page of whale trivia.

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