Officials are looking for a humpback whale that appears to be caught in fishing gear off the island of Ni'ihau.
Fishing line appeared to be wrapped across the whale's body and tail, and it was seen dragging red buoys.
Marine mammal response teams are hoping to find the animal so they can attempt to cut it free.
A humpback whale was successfully disentangled from hundreds of feet of small gauge line in waters off Lahaina on Feb. 19, 2014, according to the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.
The entanglement was wrapped around the whale's mouth and head, and along the right pectoral fin.
Even though the animal is in poor condition, being emaciated and light in color, it has a much better chance of survival. Click here to read the story.
A humpback whale calf was found entangled off Maui on Dec. 15, 2013. Read the story.
Entangled humpback whale off Lahaina shores on March 8, 2013.
Sei whale entangled off Maui on March 18, 2011.
Juvenile humpback whale reported entangled off Na Pali Coast of Kauai on Jan. 18, 2011.
Juvenile or small adult humpback whale reported entangled off Haleiwa on April 7, 2010.
Adult humpback whale reported entangled off Kohala Coast of the Big Island on Jan. 4, 2010.