Heartbreaking moment a humpback whale is stuck in shark nets on a popular beach – while the giant mammal desperately tries to escape
- 10 meter humpback whale caught in nets from Gold Coast beach is stored
- On Thursday morning, Whale became entangled in shark nets at Main Beach
- Rescue lasted several hours for the crews of Fisheries Queensland and Sea World
- Whale was finally released just before noon and suffered only superficial injuries
A desperate rescue operation has caught a 10-meter-long humpback whale in nets from a popular Gold Coast beach.
The whale got caught in shark nets on Main Beach on Thursday morning.
A rescue team spent a few hours on the battlefield to free the giant mammal.
A 10-meter whale got stuck in shark nets on Main Beach on the Gold Coast on Thursday
Sea World was also involved in the delicate rescue, which ended shortly before noon when the whale was finally released.
& # 39; The whale entanglement was reported this morning at 7.50 am by Queensland Roate and Fisheries Patrol Gold Coast, regional manager Rob McDonald, & # 39; said a Fisheries Queensland spokesperson to Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; The whale has since been released and our people's report is that the whale has suffered only superficial injuries.
& # 39; Since 2006, MART crew members have successfully released all but two whales entangled in nets. & # 39;
Fishing Queensland and Sea World competed to save the humpback whale caught
A Sea World spokesperson told it Gold Coast Bulletin the rescue began around 10 a.m.
Dramatic live aerial photos showed the whale in the water in a desperate attempt to escape while workers aboard a Sea World ship attempted to free it.
More details about the rescue are expected to be announced later on Thursday.
The Queensland Shark Control Program has a 24-hour free hotline number for reporting confused animals, 1800 806 891.
A Fisheries Queensland said that the humpback whale only sustained superficial injuries
Sea World was involved in the desperate attempt to save the 10-meter-long whale on Main Beach
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