July 27, 2020, was the start of a four-day effort by trained responders to disentangle a humpback whale from submerged fishing gear near New York City. Multiple partners brought their expertise and large boats to haul the heavy gear up and free the whale.
Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the award-winning EarthSky radio series almost since it began until it ended in 2013. Today, as an EarthSky.org Editor, she helps present the science and nature stories and photos you enjoy. She and her husband live in Tennessee, where they enjoy guitar playing and singing. They have 2 grown sons.