Cutting the rope
A photo captured from the boat, which shows the cutting grapple being thrown to sever the heavy fishing rope caught in the whale’s mouth. The orange buoy seen in the background was attached to the fishing rope to slow the whale’s movements so responders could get closer to the whale.
Photo Taken: February 17, 2014
Photo Credit (full credit required for use):
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, taken under NOAA permit #932-1905-MA-009526