Entangled whale in Boston Harbor freed from fishing line

A whale that was spotted in Boston Harbor with fishing gear on its fluke is no longer entangled.Ashlyn DeMilia, a naturalist from New England Aquarium, said she saw the young humpback on Sunday while on a Boston Harbor City Cruises boat and noticed that the blue fishing line that was wrapped on its tail was gone.DeMilia said she had a huge sigh of relief when she saw the whale was free of the line and noted that it is critical that people who are out on the water use caution when they encounter a whale nearby.”They are wild animals and they’re unpredictable, so giving them their space and allowing them to make the decisions in the whale-watching trip is what we want to do,” DeMilia said. Sister station WCVB had the chance to go out on a Boston Harbor City Cruises boat on Sunday but did not spot the young humpback whale that was entangled.The crew, however, did get some great footage of whales out on the ocean.Watch the video below:

A whale that was spotted in Boston Harbor with fishing gear on its fluke is no longer entangled.

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Ashlyn DeMilia, a naturalist from New England Aquarium, said she saw the young humpback on Sunday while on a Boston Harbor City Cruises boat and noticed that the blue fishing line that was wrapped on its tail was gone.

DeMilia said she had a huge sigh of relief when she saw the whale was free of the line and noted that it is critical that people who are out on the water use caution when they encounter a whale nearby.

“They are wild animals and they’re unpredictable, so giving them their space and allowing them to make the decisions in the whale-watching trip is what we want to do,” DeMilia said.

Sister station WCVB had the chance to go out on a Boston Harbor City Cruises boat on Sunday but did not spot the young humpback whale that was entangled.

The crew, however, did get some great footage of whales out on the ocean.

Watch the video below:

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