Search resumes for tangled blue whale off California coast
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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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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