Australia Whale entangled in Sydney Harbour cut free during dramatic rescue operation

15:11  03 july  2018
15:11  03 july  2018 Source:   abc.net.au

Authorities working to free whale tangled in ropes off Rottnest

  Authorities working to free whale tangled in ropes off Rottnest Wildlife authorities trying to free a humpback whale tangled in rope off Rottnest Island since yesterday attach a satellite tag to it to help their monitoring efforts, but say it does not appear to be in distress. "It appears quite healthy — we first spotted it yesterday morning at around 11:15am," she said. "The ranger was out doing routine sea lion monitoring when the whale was spotted and by [that] afternoon it had a satellite tag on it.

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A humpback whale entangled in rope has been freed by rescuers during a dramatic operation in Sydney Harbour.

The humpback whale, part of a pod of whales travelling through the harbour, was spotted north of Sydney Harbour on Tuesday afternoon dragging a buoy behind it.

It was later confirmed that the whale was entangled in 100m of rope and a number of buoys.

National Parks and Marine Rescue were called after a fisherman spotted the animal near Bundeena in Sydney's south.

As of 2:00pm, the whale was just north of Sydney Heads. Authorities managed to free the whale about 2.20pm after working on the rescue for about an hour.

They attached a number of large buoys to the rope that had entangled the humpback in order to slow it down and worked to untangle it.

Dr Richard Harris and dive partner Craig Challen say thanks after successful dive rescue .
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