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Scientists Say the Pacific Coast ‘Blob’ is to Blame for Whale Entanglements

In this photo taken Dec. 13, 2019, provided by Marine Life Studies Whale Entanglement Team, a young humpback whale entangled in fishing gear is freed in Monterey Bay, Calif., days after it was first spotted by a fisherman. (Marine Life Studies via AP)

Santa Cruz Sentinel 

New research unravels the perfect storm of complex environmental factors that contributed to the rash of whale entanglements in recent years, providing crab fishermen and conservationists with new tools to prevent future incidents.