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Whale freed from shark net in Australia

Thursday, Oct 04, 2012 - 00:46

Oct. 4 - A juvenile humpback whale is freed after becoming tangled in a shark net off Australia's Gold Coast. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.

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Tangled in a shark net off Australia's Gold Coast, rescue teams work to free this humpback whale. Aerial footage obtained from the country's Nine Network shows the success of the mission, as workers were able to free the 22-foot or seven meter whale. The department of fisheries completed the mission in approximately 40 minutes, according to local media reports. Shark nets are commonly set up along Australia's coast - most of which are placed 500 meters or less than a half a mile from the beach.

Whale freed from shark net in Australia

Thursday, Oct 04, 2012 - 00:46

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