July 6, 2012 (CHATHAM) Marine biologists say a young humpback whale has been freed after becoming entangled in fishing gear five miles east of Chatham. The Provincetown-based Marine Animal Entanglement Response team responded at about 7:30 a.m. yesterday morning after the whale was reported by recreational boaters. The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies says the whale was "heavily entangled and anchored in place." The line was through its mouth and wrapped several times around its body and tail. The whale was freed using hook-shaped knives at the end of long poles and swam away with bruises.