Marine Experts To Resume Grey Whale Rescue Wednesday

SAN CLEMENTE (CBS) — An operation to rescue a grey whale entangled in a net off the coast of San Clemente has been suspended for the night.

Members of the Pacific Marine Mammal Center are expected to keep track of the whale overnight.

They plan to resume the operation Wednesday morning to cut the nets from the 40-foot-long whale so it can continue its migration to Alaska.

On Tuesday, rescuers attached buoys to the whale after a commercial fishing boat spotted it.

The rescue team was assembled at 1:15 p.m., said Melissa Sciacca, the director of development for the center.

The incident marks the third such call placed to the center in the past month.

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