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NEWS For the CCW JUNEAU - With the Pacific population of humpback whales growing at seven percent annually, mariners can expect more encounters with the giant mammals. To reduce injury to the federally protected creatures and gear loss to harvesters, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is recruiting volunteers to join a response network to assist the few federal personnel who are authorized to disentangle whales.

The Whale Rescuers: National Marine Fisheries Service offers disentanglement workshops

More than 1,000 whales around the world, including more than 20 in Alaskan waters, have been disentangled in the past two decades by U.S. and other marine experts who have developed a variety of tools like these for their often dangerous work.
Photo By Bob Tkacz
More than 1,000 whales around the world, including more than 20 in Alaskan waters, have been disentangled in the past two decades by U.S. and other marine experts who have developed a variety of tools like these for their often dangerous work.
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