• Naturalist urges fishermen to bring their lines in to avoid entangling whales

    6 days ago - By Boston Herald

    A naturalist who spotted a young humpback whale entangled in fishing gear last week appealed to the fishing public to bring their lines in if they see a whale and stay at least 100 feet away until it moves on.
    Laura Lilly, a naturalist with Boston Harbor City Cruises and the New England Aquarium, said she spotted the whale at around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday and photographed it to document and catalog it.
    After she looked at the photographs, she noticed that its fluke, or tail, was entangled in fishing gear.
    “Any fishermen, please, pull in your lines if you're anywhere in the vicinity of a whale...
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