Crews save whale tangled in fishing lines off Carmel coast

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A humpback whale is swimming freely off the Central California coast thanks to a specially trained team. (KGO)

A humpback whale is swimming freely off the Central California coast thanks to a specially trained team.

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The whale got tangled in a crab pot system on Wednesday off the coast of Carmel. The crabbers called authorities and waited until the rescue crew arrived.

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Officials say they're responding to an increased number of whale rescues because their migration period is overlapping the delayed crabbing season.

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