Video shows whale freed from gillnet

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has launched a video of this weekend’s rescue of a humpback whale that was entangled in an illegal gillnet. The Sea Shepherd video shows the humpback whale desperately trying to free itself from the net while members of the organization works to save the whale with assistance from the Mexican navy.

Friday the crew of Sea Shepherd’s research vessel Martin Sheen spotted a humpback whale entangled in an illegal gillnet within the Vaquita Refuge in the Gulf of California, Baja California, Mexico.

The crew began the rescue operation. The whale was estimated to be 35 feet long and Sea Shepherd divers and those from the Mexican  navy worked to free the whale by cutting the gillnet off the whale’s head and torso. The video is HERE!

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