North Atlantic right whale disentangled 1 week after being spotted

A 10-year-old North Atlantic right whale that was spotted entangled on July 30 has been freed of the fishing gear by a Department of Fisheries vessel and the Campobello Whale Rescue Team.

It was spotted by the Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station Sunday afternoon.

A news release from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans said it isn't clear whether all the fishing gear had been removed but the whale was displaying positive changes in its behaviour.

The whale was first reported east of Grand Manan Island dragging an orange buoy. Department of Fisheries vessels, the Campobello Whale Rescue Team, and the Canadian Coast Guard were all involved in searching for the whale. 

"More will be known after reviewing photos and footage of the rescue," the release said.

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