Members of the Marine Animal Entanglement Response team from the Center for Coastal Studies disentangled a large fin whale on Stellwagen Bank in Boston on Wednesday.
According to the center, the 60 foot fin whale was reported by a tuna spotter pilot on the bank.
The whale was swimming with the entanglement of fishing rope and buoyslodged in its mouth.
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The team was able to remove most of the rope, leaving just a small amount through the whale's mouth, which should remove itself naturally over time.