Video shows B.C. humpback whale freed from ropes


A humpback whale that was entangled in ropes and buoys has been rescued by members of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans marine mammal response staff.

The rescue occurred on Friday within the northern part of the Strait of Georgia, between Vancouver Island and the B.C. mainland.

A video of the rescue shows a number of different humpback whales accompanying the entangled whale when DFO employees arrived.

An picture from the rescue is proven. (DFO)

The humpback will be seen with an extended fishing line its mouth that is connected to yellow and white buoys which might be being dragged behind it.

Videos and drone footage of the rescue present DFO employees hooking the road out of the water, inflicting the whale to rear up, which permits the rope to be pulled free.

An picture from the rescue is proven. (DFO)

The rope measured about 91 metres lengthy and was used for leisure prawn fishing, based on the video.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is predicted to supply extra particulars on the rescue later Wednesday.

This is a growing story. Check again for updates.


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