Rescuers free entangled humpback whale off California coast

A humpback whale is free, after rescuers took two days to untangle it from hundreds of feet of rope and fishing line.

The 40-thousand pound, 45 foot whale was first spotted off the coast near Los Angeles on Friday/

Crews from SeaWorld were sent to track it.

In the end, more than 300 feet of fishing line was removed. 

So far, at least 50 whales have been rescued this year.

The Los Angeles Times reports warmer ocean waters and scarce food resources may be to blame for entanglements, with whales becoming more daring to find food.