Whale Entanglement Response (IMAGE) NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region Caption A trained team works to free an entangled whale off the coast of California. Whale entanglements spiked during a period of warm ocean temperatures that pushed fishing and whales into the same waters. Credit NOAA Fisheries/Marine Mammal Disentanglement Network Usage Restrictions CREDIT: NOAA Fisheries/Marine Mammal Disentanglement Network License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.