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.READ MORE: Public Health Officials Lift Warnings For Certain LA County Beaches
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.READ MORE: Fourth Officer Who Responded To January 6 Attack Dies By Apparent Suicide
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.MORE NEWS: 'People On This Block Are Hurting': More Allegations Pinned On LAPD In Aftermath Of South LA Fireworks Explosion
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