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Image : Right whale sedation enables disentanglement effort

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sketch of entanglement of right whale # 3311
Sketch of entanglement of right whale # 3311. The whale was first spotted on January 14, 2009. It wasn't until teams could inject the animal with a sedative -- nearly two months later -- that they could get close enough to the animal to safely free it from fishing gear entanglements. (Scott Landry, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies)

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Last updated: November 17, 2014