Whale entangled in fishing wire spotted in Mexican waters

A blue whale that was spotted last week entangled in fishing wire off the Southern California coast might have moved hundreds of miles south to Mexico, still towing a line and a red buoy, officials said on Monday.

The U.S. Coast Guard said a vessel reported seeing a blue whale tangled in fishing line near the Coronado Islands, off the coast of Mexico just south of the California border, according to Jim Milbury, a spokesman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

"We believe this is the same whale that was entangled off Palos Verdes," Milbury said. "The description . . .

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