Subject: Humpback on SE Stellwagen (fwd)

mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Tue, 23 Jun 1998 16:37:21 -0400 (EDT)

Cc: Kimberly Thounhurst <Kimberly.Thounhurst@noaa.gov>
Subject: Humpback on SE Stellwagen


The Center for Coastal Studies called to report a humpback entangled on SE
Stellwagen Bank early yesterday evening.  It was too late to do a
disentanglement, so CCS headed out to try to locate the whale and attach a
transmitter to the gear.  Unfortunately, fog rolled in and curtailed the search.
 Apparently the whale was mobile but staying in an area where a lot of humpbacks
were sighted yesterday.  There should be a lot of whale watch activity, so
hopefully the entangled whale will be spotted some time when the fog lifts.