Subject: Entanglement: New York (fwd)

mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Wed, 24 Jun 1998 15:48:26 -0400 (EDT)

Subject: NY Entanglement


Kim Durham from the Riverhead Foundation called to report an entangled
small-to-medium cetacean 1/2 mile off Long Beach,NY early this afternoon.  The
species will not be confirmed until she gets to the dock to receive the carcass
from the Marine Police, who are towing it in.  We are unsure at this point
whether the animal was still alive when it was brought up.  

The USCG took video and boarded the vessel, so we should have further
information on the gear type.  The fisherman will be instructed to complete an
MMAP form.

Teri Rowles and Dana are working with Kim on sample collection.