Young Humpback Whale Caught in Shark Net

StoryfulPublished: June 10, 201757 views
Published: June 10, 2017

A pair of students captured distressing footage of a young humpback whale struggling off the Sunshine Coast after getting caught in a shark net, on July 27. The twin teenagers, Ada and Eugenie Hearn, were in the water filming the shark nets for a research assignment when they captured the video. The whale struggles and thrashes in and out of the water, fortunately the girls said it managed to get away unharmed.Shark nets are a source of controversy in Australia – this is not the first whale to get caught in a Noosa net – with conservationists and environmentalists arguing other animals get caught in them unnecessarily.

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