2018 Atlantic Large Whale Entanglement Report

  • David Morin
  • John Higgins
  • Meredith Moise
  • Mark Minton


This report summarizes all of the entanglement reports for the Atlantic coast that are reported to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) and only addresses animals with new indications of entanglement that occurred in the calendar year of 2018.  Pre-2018 cases that continued into 2018 are not listed.  This report should not be considered a comprehensive list of every entanglement interaction that occurred but rather a minimum number as not all interactions are reported.