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Lyman to discuss whale disentanglement efforts

By Staff | Jan 14, 2010

MAALAEA — Ed Lyman will give the free talk “Large Whale Disentanglement Efforts in Hawaii” on Thursday, Jan. 21, at Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center in Maalaea from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Lyman serves as the marine mammal response manager for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and co-coordinator of the Hawaiian Islands Disentanglement Network.

One of the greatest threats posed to whales is entanglement in fishing gear and marine debris. The Hawaiian Islands Disentanglement Network works to facilitate the disentanglement of large whales by properly trained and equipped personnel, and to reduce the threat of entanglements.

The talk is part of Pacific Whale Foundation’s monthly Making Waves Lecture series. Admission is free and open to the public.

The center is located next to Maui Ocean Center. Call 249-8811 for information.