Searches continue and rescuers are looking for the tangled blue whale on the Pacific Coast. The massive mammal was last spotted on Friday, while trying to escape from a large fish net. According to marine rescuers, the large whale was swimming on the surface because the heavy net was keeping it down.
Volunteers at the Marine Animal Rescues are making great efforts to get on the blue whale’s traces. They know that if they don’t make it in time to help the mammal, it will eventually die because the large fishing net prevents it from diving and feeding.
Blue whales represent one of the largest marine species. They can reach a height of 100 feet and weigh approximately 200 tons. In spite of the vast experience they have with marine species, biology experts admit they do not yet know how to interact with the exemplar.
Being incredibly large and powerful, the whale can take rescuers’ boat with just a blow of the tail. This, as well as the bad weather conditions prevented them from acting on Friday, when they first spotted the tangled blue whale on the Pacific Coast. They only limited themselves to attaching a buoy to the fish net to make the animal more visible.
Unfortunately, the trick was not as successful as scientists expected. The whale has gone missing ever since and marine rescuers can’t seem to get a sign of it, no matter how thoroughly they may be looking for her.
Rescuers acknowledge that they have to act as quickly as possible before the whale dies. They reckon the blue whale exemplar won’t be able to swim on surface for long.
The Marine Animal Rescue has even issued a public announcement asking all sailors on Labor Day to inform them if they see the blue whale. Volunteers were asked not to approach the large whale as it can be aggressive and dangerous. Very little is known about this species because scientists did not have the opportunity to closely interact with them. The tangled blue whale on the Pacific Coast was last seen near Santa Catalina, rescuers have concluded.
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