Video: Georgia Department of Natural Resources

A right whale caught in heavy fishing lines got a big assist from biologists from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission this week.

The 4-year-old male was spotted by an aerial survey trailing dragging yards of fishing net behind it. 

Watch the video above as the biologists take several attempts to free the endangered whale.

These endangered whales feed off the coast of New England, but they migrate to the coasts of Georgia and Florida every winter to give birth. There are only about 400 of the whales left in the wild. 

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Right whale freed from commercial fishing line
Watch what happens as biologists in a dingy scramble to help a massive whale entangled in hundreds of feet of rope.