Rescuers Free Minke Whale In Plymouth

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PLYMOUTH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Rescuers freed a minke whale that was entangled in Plymouth Bay Thursday morning, officials said.

Plymouth Harbormaster Chad Hunter said his office received a report of what appeared to be an entangled whale near Gurnet Point late Wednesday afternoon.

The Plymouth Harbormaster Department worked in conjunction with the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown and Whale and Dolphin Conservation office in Plymouth to free the whale.

According to NOAA Fisheries, minke whales can grow up to 35 feet in length and weigh up to about 20,000 pounds. They are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

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