Captain John Douglas of MLML Marine Operations helps free entangled whale

Captain John Douglas of SJSU/MLML Marine Operations recently helped free an entangled humpback whale in Monterey Bay. The whale was severely entangled in commercial Dungeness crab fishing gear that anchored it in place, preventing normal movement or feeding.

Captain Douglas collaborated with teams from the US Coast Guard, The Marine Mammal Center, Marine Life Studies, and the National Marine Sanctuaries West Coast Region to free the whale. Thank you to JD and the entire rescue team for your outstanding work!

Learn more about the disentanglement effort in the NOAA press release