The Canadian Press

2016-12-01 | Humpback Deaths

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Another humpback whale has died off the B-C coast after being entangled in lines from a fish farm in Nootka Sound. Paul Cottrell with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans says it appears the latest whale wasn't interested in the farm, but was feeding on herring in the area. He says the entanglement problem is growing. (Three whales have been caught in fish farm lines since September, although most of the whales were entangled in fishing gear or caught on shellfish trap lines.)

Date: 2016-12-01
Placeline: VANCOUVER.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 21 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we're seeing unprecedented numbers of humpbacks and inshore water so we're seeing all these humpbacks which has been amazing but we're getting more interactions and inshore waters with switchgear with any lines in the water so we're seeing this is a record year for entanglements were up to 2016 Raptor 22 already we've had six successful rescue >>


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