WHALE FREE: Distressed Humpback Untangled From Shark Nets

Rescue Successful After Hour And Half


Matt Petropoulos

16 July 2018

Matt Petropoulos

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A humpback whale has been freed after getting caught up in shark nets in waters off the Gold Coast.

The young whale became caught in the nets off Burleigh Heads at around 10am on Monday, with crews from Sea World arriving on scene an hour later.

They spent around 30 minutes trying to untangle the distressed gentle giant before it slipped free to return to its migration.

The Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol’s Marine Animal Release Team aided in the rescue.

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