A necropsy is performed on the whale that washed up dead on Mount Desert Island in early June.

Working Waterfront

Whale death signals ongoing entanglement problems

By Laurie Schreiber In early June, a 35-foot female humpback whale washed up dead on Mount Desert Island. The 11-year-old whale, known as Spinnaker to the whale research and disentanglement network on the East Coast, had been involved in three known entanglements in gillnet and lobster trap gear. Researchers believe… SEE MORE