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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish2392

Scientists from NOAA Fisheries Service and its state and nonprofit partners successfully used at-sea chemical sedation to help cut the remaining ropes from a young North Atlantic right whale. The sedative given to the whale allowed the disentanglement team to safely approach the animal and remove 50 feet of rope which was wrapped through its mouth and around its flippers.

Image ID: fish2392, NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Credit: NOAA News Archive 011811

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