Whale Entanglement

This is North Atlantic right whale #3333 who was spotted with fishing gear trailing from his mouth during an aerial survey off the coast of Georgia on January 29, 2008. Entanglement is one of the most serious threats facing North Atlantic right whales. Fortunately this individual was seen without the fishing gear the following August in Canada’s Bay of Fundy. More about whales can be found in our Tale of a Whale featured story.


New England Aquarium/K. Mahoney