Search resumes for tangled blue whale off California coast

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Search Resumes for Blue Whale Tangled in Fishing Line

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) -- Whale watch boats and the Coast Guard are resuming their search off Southern California for a blue whale entangled in hundreds of feet of fishing line.

Federal marine officials said Sunday that they are seeking assistance from boaters and pilots who may spot the 80-foot mammal.

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Search resumes for tangled blue whale off California coast
This Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, still image from video provided by KABC-TV, shows a blue whale that is tangled in fishing line, off the coast of Southern California near the Palos Verdes Peninsula. A disentanglement team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration arrived at the scene before sunset and attached a larger buoy to keep track of the whale but decided to hold off on efforts to cut or detach the line until Saturday. (KABC-TV via AP)
This Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, still image from video provided by KABC-TV, shows a blue whale that is tangled in fishing line, off the coast of Southern California near the Palos Verdes Peninsula. A disentanglement team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration arrived at the scene before sunset and attached a larger buoy to keep track of the whale but decided to hold off on efforts to cut or detach the line until Saturday. (KABC-TV via AP)
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The whale hasn't been seen since rough seas forced rescuers to abandon efforts Friday to cut the animal free. They managed to attach a buoy to make the whale easier to spot, but it hasn't been seen since.

A spokesman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says people should stay 1,000 feet away from the whale if they spot it and should alert the Coast Guard.

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