Home Page
KPUA Program Schedule
Election Coverage

Today's KPUA Program Schedule:
Click here for showtimes
& complete program lineup.


National News
World News
Sports
Business
Strange Reports
Entertainment
NCAA Tournament
San Francisco Giants
San Francisco 49ers
Oakland Raiders
University of Hawaii
ESPN
KWXX
B-97
KPUA
1145 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
PH: 808 935-5461
FAX: 808 935-7761

Hilo, Hawaii News, Sports, & Information Thursday, November 27, 2014



Back to Hawaii News index




Posted: Friday, March 14th, 2014 3:02 PM HST

Hawaii officials looking for entangled whale

By Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) Hawaii officials are looking for a humpback whale that appears to be caught in fishing gear and is dragging red buoys.

The animal most recently was spotted off Niihau, Hawaii's smallest inhabited island.

Ed Lyman of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary said Thursday that fishing line seems to be wrapped across the whale's body and tail.

He says about 50 to 60 feet of heavy gauge line appears to be trailing behind the animal. Two red plastic buoys are caught in the gear.

Lyman says a Holo Holo Charters tour boat captain and a Niihau Helicopters pilot both saw the whale off Niihau's north side Tuesday. The whale was later spotted off Niihau's leeward coast.

Marine mammal response teams are hoping to find the animal so they can attempt to cut it free.



National News
World News

Sports
Business

Strange Reports
Entertainment