Trained to help save whales
It is very likely that, right now, there are whales entangled by ghost gear. These animals are amazingly strong and can carry ghost gear (lost or discarded fishing gear) for weeks, months or even years. If the gear and rope restricts their feeding or movement, it can lead to a painful death.
Through our Sea Change campaign, we are working with stakeholders to stop lost gear from ending up in the ocean. Last spring we removed over 2,500 pounds of old netting off the coast of British Columbia and supported crucial life-saving training to rescue entangled whales.
Thanks to our supporters, we could help members of the Marine Animal Response Society (MARS) receive vital training on all aspects of the whale disentanglement process that will help save the lives of whales off the eastern coast of Canada. Now they are ready to help save whales from ongoing injury and death.
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MARS crew Andrew, Jarrett and Tonya are hard at work, learning how to disentangle whales.