Underwater Whale Rescue Off Mexico

by Owen James Burke

A team of underwater divers found a fishing net wrapped around this humpback whale off of the coast of Mexico.  The whale had apparently been trapped and struggling for days by the time the divers managed to free it.  Remarkably, a member of the team managed to film the rescue with an underwater camera.  As can be imagined, extracting such a behemoth from an entanglement can be quite dangerous and fatal for both parties.  Ultimately, delicate knife work led to a clean release and the whale swam away freely.

Check out the video of the rescue here

*via bbc*

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