Whale Rescue!

How do you help a whale entangled in marine debris? It’s not a job for amateurs, and those who respond are highly-trained to handle a dangerous, tricky operation. We talk with Justin Viezbicke, NOAA Fisheries California Stranding Network coordinator, who talks about — and shows! — the dramatic rescues of the West Coast Whale Entanglement Network. Find out what can be done to reduce future whale entanglements and what to do if you see a whale in distress.

Everyday Action: Learn more about marine debris, the West Coast Whale Entanglement Network, and what you can do to reduce the risk to marine life. Make sure you are safe first and call 1-877-SOS-WHALe (1-877-767-9425) if you see a whale in distress.

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