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Entangled whale spotted near Piedras Blancas

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A whale entangled in some type of metal gear was last seen Saturday off Newport Beach. (Photo: Michael White, naturalist) A whale entangled in some type of metal gear was last seen Saturday off Newport Beach. (Photo: Michael White, naturalist)

An entangled whale first spotted in Southern California last weekend was most recently seen Wednesday afternoon off Piedras Blancas. 

Officials say it arrived in the area with with three other whales. It was previously seen Monday near Goleta. Experts who've been tracking it expect it to reach Monterey Bay sometime on Thursday. 

The gray whale appears to be tangled up in some type of metal gear, making it easily visible. 

Anyone who sees the whale is encouraged to call the NOAA Entangled Whale Hotline at 1-877-SOS-WHALE or hail the U.S. Coast Guard on CH 16.

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