North Atlantic right whale entangled in NB


Fisheries officials say they are aware of a North Atlantic right whale entangled off the northeast coast of New Brunswick.

Endangered whale last spotted east of Shippagan, NB

Officials said if the whale was repositioned, on duty mammal response teams would attempt to remove it.

The whale was observed Saturday by a Cessna aircraft operated by the Canadian Oceans and Fisheries Company.

Officials say the New England Aquarium has grafted the entangled whale into a predator, the Right whale’s 2021 calf known as 3720.

The condition of the whale is unknown and it is not known what kind of gear the animal was entangled in, or where it came from.

This report by the Canadian Press was first published on August 21, 2022.

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