Subject: Toothaker Minke Late yesterday afternoon we had a report of an entangled 17-foot minke whale in the Toothaker Ridge/Cashes Ledge area. It was reported as having line through the mouth and around the tail in a manner that severely restrained the animal. We are uncertain at this point whether the animal was anchored or just unable to swim (or dive) and drifting. The report yesterday came too late to conduct a disentanglement response. The possibility that the animal is not stationary, the offshore location, and the weather this week may make disentanglement unlikely. The USCG diverted a cutter that was on its way back into Rockland last night to search for the whale and obtain documentation, but I have not heard whether they found it. CCS also received a report of a dead entangled seal on the Cape yesterday.