Rescuers have freed a whale entangled in a shark net off Queensland’s Sunshine Coast on July 26. The humpback whale was spotted in a shark net off Noosa’s Main Beach at 7:30 (AEST). It was reported that the net was wrapped around one of the whale’s pectoral fins and its tail.
A rescue team from Queensland’s Boating and Fisheries Patrol cut the whale free. According to the authority, the whale was relatively calm and it swam easily away once it was released.
According to local media, this is the first whale this migration season to be caught in shark nets in Queensland. Since 2000, 34 whales have been caught in shark nets and three of them died.