Crew Finds Whale Struggling in Water, then Realizes She is Stuck in a Fishing Net


After a humpback whale got stuck in an illegal fishing net in the Sea of Cortez, she struggled to the point of exhaustion. Eventually, she stopped moving and waited for her inevitable death.

Luckily, a crew from Sea Shepherd, a nonprofit marine conservation organization, came along just in the nick of time. They knew the whale had to be set free immediately and got to work trying to remove the illegal net.

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