Monday, March 26, 2012 11:53am PDT
Entangled gray whale freed after dramatic marathon rescue effort
By: Pete Thomas, GrindTV.com
A whale-watching adventure late Friday off Southern California developed into a dramatic and prolonged rescue effort after a young Pacific gray whale was spotted trailing about 50 feet of a commercial fisherman’s gill-net. A trained disentanglement team led by Dave Anderson was successful in freeing the 30-foot whale Saturday evening off Dana Point in what the team described as a miraculous event (see video below for some of the action).