SeaWorld saves whale entangled in fishing gear

SAN DIEGO – SeaWorld released video Tuesday of a rescue team saving the life of a humpback whale entangled in fishing gear.

The 25-foot sub-adult whale was spotted off the Santa Barbara coast with the fishing gear cutting into its tail. The gear restricted the whale from being able to swim and feed appropriately, SeaWorld expert said.

The SeaWorld team, along with several other agencies, tracked the whale and were able to remove the fishing gear.

Watch the video of the procedure above.