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Rescued Right Whales Show Off New Calves

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One of the dangers whales face is entanglement in fishing gear such as longlines, traps and pots. When officials become aware of these events, disentanglement teams are sent out to assess the situation and free the whales whenever possible.


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Dee C (229)
Friday January 25, 2013, 6:17 pm
Some researchers have worried that the stress of being caught in fishing gear and the prolonged exposure to humans during the rescue might permanently affect the whales, possibly hindering their ability to reproduce. But this birthing season, three formerly entangled right whales were spotted and photographed with their calves, The Washington Post reports.

Equator, so named for the rope scar around her middle, was seen with her newborn near Little Saint Simon’s island off the Georgia coast. Four years ago, she had been ensnared in 300 feet of fishing line that was cutting into her body. A disentanglement team maneuvered their boat close enough to cut off three of the ropes and the fourth eventually fell off on its own.

Arpeggio was spotted with her new calf off of nearby Jekyll Island after being rescued from entanglement in 1999—over a decade ago!—in the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia.

Wart, a new mom, was spotted off of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, having given birth since her May 2010 rescue.

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Cher C (1424)
Friday January 25, 2013, 6:21 pm

Thnx sweetie!!


Terry V (30)
Friday January 25, 2013, 6:22 pm
Wonderful news = A+ thank you. They need all they help they can get.



Pat B (356)
Friday January 25, 2013, 6:26 pm
Wonderful and happy news. Thank you, Dee for this.

penny C (83)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 2:01 am
Thanks Dee.

. (0)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 1:00 pm
sweet- long may they roam.

Judy C (91)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 10:50 pm
I hope these teams continue their work of freeing these trapped whales. This is a great story. Thanks, Dee.

Michela M (3964)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 9:02 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 9:26 am
I hope to understand humans, that God created these whales to live in the oceans. Noted , Thanks Dee & Thanks Terry for video .

. (7)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 9:43 am
Wonderful news, hope these teams keep up the good work. Thanks Dee.

Waltraud U (85)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 10:29 am
Thank you

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 10:43 am
Noted. Absolutely wonderful news! Thanks so much, Dee.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 10:49 am
Excellent news.

Natalie V (28)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 2:58 pm
noted, thanks

Christine Stewart (134)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 7:16 pm
I was so happy to read that at least a few whales survived their ordeals with stupid humans' fishing trash. (but many thanks to the GOOD humans who worked to get the whales untangled!)

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Monday January 28, 2013, 1:10 am
Happily noted :)

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 5:29 am
Please protect these wonderful marine animals

TOM TREE (247)
Monday January 28, 2013, 7:03 am
Awesome article & Thanks for sharing !

Carmen S (611)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 6:10 am
Thanks Dee for this great news.
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