BREAKING: STRANDED MINKE WHALE RESCUED GLOUCESTER HARBOR

Minke Whale Image 7 Seas Whale Watch

Early this morning Al Bezanson reported that a Minke Whale was caught on a small rock in Smith’s Cove, next to the Studio Restaurant. A kind group of Rocky Neck neighbors removed the rock and the whale swam away instantly. The whale appeared to be recovering from its entanglement and, as Mona Faherty reports, did an arcing dolphin-like move after swimming to the middle of the Cove.

The small rock, about a foot and half, that entangled the whale.

The Minke may possibly be injured. Please keep an eye out and if you see the whale contact the Northeast Marine Mammal hotline at 866-755-6622. Thank you!

NOAA official Ainsley Smith and Animal Control Officer Teagan Dolan looking for the whale.

3 thoughts on “BREAKING: STRANDED MINKE WHALE RESCUED GLOUCESTER HARBOR

  1. We saw a minke whale right at the end of the breakwater on Saturday….I wonder if it was the same one. I’m so glad they were able to get to him before it was too late.

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