Whale Entanglement Team

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How do you free a 40 ton whale from entanglement?

Whales, and other marine mammals, are sometimes entangled in ocean debris like fishing gear. Entanglement often involves a whale towing the gear along, and can be life-threatening. The Whale Entanglement Team (WET) is a group of 30 plus unpaid professionals assembled and trained for the purpose of disentangling whales in central and northern California. Meet members of the team, and test your hand at freeing an entangled whale!

WET is part of Marine Life Studies, and responds to whales entangled in marine debris and provides a toll free public response number (877) SOS-WHALE (767-9425).

WET will be at the Academy from 10AM to 4PM.

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