Whale Entanglement Response

Beth and the Jupiter Hawaii staff have been longtime supporters and trained responders for North Pacific Large Whale Entanglement Response Team. Beth and her daughters, Jessica and Maya, helped locate a young, female Hawaiian Monk Seal that had that had been born in Hilo and later relocated to the West side of the island. Using a an RF antennae and receiver provided by NOAA, they were able to track the transmitter glued to her back to find her in Kapanaia River, North Kohala where she was swimming and catching small fish. The concern from NOAA is that she would acquire leptospirosis from eating out of the river.

Hawaiian Monk Seal Video

As first responders, Jupiter has on a number of occasions helped NOAA keep track of entangled humpback whales.

 NOAA efforts off our old boat to disentangle a whale

NOAA efforts off our old boat to disentangle a whale

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 Beth, Joe, and Murray throwing grapnel hooks for Whale Disentanglement Training

Beth, Joe, and Murray throwing grapnel hooks for Whale Disentanglement Training