A Cape Cod-based animal rescue team has successfully cut fishing line that was entangling a young humpback whale.
The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies says the whale was reported entangled Tuesday just outside Cape Cod Bay by a member of the public.
The Cape Cod Times reports the whale had "multiple wraps of line wound tightly around its fluke," and had to be cut free using a long pole with a knife attached to it.
It was the 11th whale rescue this year, the highest in the group's 28 years.
Whale rescue team director Scott Landry credits the high number of whale rescues to experience.
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