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.

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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.

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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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