Podcast 100: Ed Lyman (NOAA / Humpback Whale Entanglement Response)

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Jason Evans of SilverShark Media speaks to Ed Lyman, Regional Large Whale Entanglement Response Coordinator under NOAA’s Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program.

In this podcast Ed talks about what defines a marine sanctuary, his role with humpback whale entanglement response, how local tour boat operators act as “first responders” to entangled humpback whales, why patience is so important in his job, the types of items they find entangled on humpback whales, what happens when they approach a whale that is dealing with an entanglement, the roles of different team members, why people on kayaks or SUP boards should not try to intervene with an entangled whale, how people can get involved in the response effort, how you can get in touch if you see an entangled whale, and how you can donate to the organization.

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