Tangled Whale May Not Get Help (Iceland)

The ocean update

whaleAugust 13th, 2014. A humpback whale tangled in some fishing nets in Ísafjarðardjúp off the coast of Iceland’s Westfjord region may not receive the help it needs as there is no real system in place to assist it.

Gísli Víkingarsson, a whale expert with Iceland’s Marine Research Institute told Vísir that it is common for dolphins and porpoises to be caught by fishing nets but that it is rare for whales to get tangled in this way.

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