May 14th, 2010
08:21 PM ET

Whale freed from fishing net has died, official says

A gray whale has died two days after rescuers near Los Angeles, California, cut away fishing net that was wrapped around its tail and a fin, an official with the with National Marine Fishery Service said.

According to CNN affiliate KCAL, the whale was spotted Monday, swimming slowly in the shallow harbor at Dana Point. On Wednesday a disentanglement team from Sea World removed the commercial fishing nets and ropes, and the whale appeared to head out to sea.

Joe Cordaro, a wildlife biologist with the fishery service, says it is the 10th gray whale this season to die during migration.

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  1. Kirk

    It was at Dana Point Harbor in southern Orange County. The whale was a young female and was malnourished. She was just barely swimming around for the last two days. Looks like you need to find another group other then sea world to blame for this. How about the company that made the nets in the first place ?

    May 14, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. huh

    this is horrible...question, why don't i see any comment from this so called "Tyler"?

    May 14, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Konway East

    This makes me think of that rapper Wale, because he always thinks people are calling him Whale. Anyways, I'm sure I'll just read about this later at watercoolerthe.com.

    May 14, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Matt

    Living here in SoCal it's so funny it makes you fall down in laughter. They show these poor fools looking out over the harbor in tears saying "We are the cause of Global Warming and we killed this whale by starving it to death". Welcome to the psychotic left coast. It's unfortunate that animals die, but they do. It's just most of them don't die on the Channel 5 news.

    May 14, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Florida Dave

    Amy, SHAME on you! Trying to sell junk after ths trajedy.

    Ya know, if nets had serial numbers we would know how many get lost each year.

    I hope somebody sinks that gd Nishi Maru!

    May 14, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Fool Finder

    Matt, if only there were more people with your level of compassion and humanity. . . .

    May 14, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. cervezaxx

    I think The Illigals Immigrants from Arizona Killed the Whale... no man poor whale this happens every year..:(

    May 14, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. who the **** is tyler fan club

    seriously who is tyler...

    May 14, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Proud Vet.

    sushi???

    May 14, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Osobien

    I think the crime is that Tyler's (the Idiot) post was deleted. So how are we supposed to comment on this when the idiot's post is deleted? What is up with that? As for the other posts, Thanks for sharing. Things die, unfortunately( or maybe not so much) we all end up with the Whale. At the bottom. @cervezazz, I agree. Nothing like a whale taco. Kind of like "taco de camerones" but a little "fishyer" (and yes, I understand that is not a word).

    May 14, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mike

    yeeaaa they keep saying whale but my name wale! Hoes call me mister never wear the same thang.

    May 15, 2010 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  12. Raymond Lambert

    Humans SUCK

    May 15, 2010 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  13. gabe

    omg omg! poor whale! yeah its sad that a big endangered whale died...how about converning yourself now with animals that are alive! like. lets say bears in asia becoming victims of bear bile farms...google it, read it! bears have medical devises inserted into their livers so that they leak bile which is used in traditional chinese medicine...est 10,000-30,000 bears are in these farms! so stop your complaining and inform people to work against it!

    ps i eat meat, hate PETA, and think green peace is a terrorist group....as well, the Nisa Maru needs to sink, and global warming is man mad...its called reasonability and evidence...People eat tasty animals! get over that as well!

    May 15, 2010 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  14. billy graham jr.

    whales suck and you do too tyler!

    May 15, 2010 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  15. billy graham jr.

    and yes gabe,i love eating whale...tasty meat. wonder how tyler would taste?

    May 15, 2010 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
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