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The One That Got Away…Thankfully!

A badly entangled humpback whale has been cut free!

A badly entangled humpback whale has been cut free!

A 12 meter humpback whale that had been spotted entangled in ropes in Doubtless Bay, which is near Mangonui in the Far North has been cut free! Department of Conservation staff were able to cut off the debris on the tail of the 30 tonne whale today. They started the rescue attempt yesterday and completed the mission today. DOC employees had to secure a hook on the rope and wait for the whale to tire itself out before they could get into the water to cut it free. Thankfully, for this fish tale (yes I know a whale is mammal) this one got away.

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