NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009
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(Off the Georgia coast: Kerry Sanders) The threat to endangered right whales from commercial fishing lines and ship collisions featured; scenes shown of biologists helping a whale being strangled by lines from tracking buoys off the Georgia coast. [Coastwise Consulting Chris SLAY- notes the whale will die slowly if they can’t reach it.] [NOAA Fisheries Jamison SMITH- comments on the increase in whales caught in lines.] [New England Aquarium Monica ZANI- says the solution is preventing the entanglement from occurring.]
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