The Australian Coast Guard has released a young pilot whale, which was caught in nets and buoys off the coast of Sydney late Sunday night. The Coast Guard mobilized a helicopter to conduct a search off Bodie Beach after some people warned that a whale was in danger, guiding the Coast Guard to locate the whale, the APE reports.
“The whale appeared to have fishermen’s nets wrapped around it and a couple of buoys,” port official Brad Monk said today. “Some boats were around the whale at that time. “The whale seemed to be in danger.”
Larger whales migrate north from the icy waters of Antarctica along its east coast Australia in subtropical waters from June to about November, where they mate and give birth. After her rescue, the young whale, believed to be one year old, was last seen diving deep.
“The whale seemed to be adjusting,” the Coast Guard official added. “She did manage to slow down to allow the port to do what she needed to do to help her. “It was as if he knew,” he concluded.