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Entangled Whale Calf Freed From Shark Net Off Gold Coast
Turtle eats plastic bags that look like jellyfish World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) released some disturbing footage on October 21. It shows a turtle suffered from swallowing plastic bags and 2 balloons. The turtle was rescued by Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa. ----- Trapped Baby Whale Released in Australia A baby humpback whale became tangled in shark nets off the Gold Coast in Australia. The whale calf was found near Greenmount Beach in Queensland on Oct. 9. Rescuers from Sea World spent about 45 minutes removing the netting to set it free. The marine park said despite its minor injuries, the calf swam away with its mother afterwards. ------- Trapped Whale and Shark Share Different Destinies A baby humpback whale and a hammerhead shark were caught in shark nets in early October. They were spotted by Humane Society International (HSI) off the Gold Coast, Australia. The baby humpback whale was freed in time, but the hammerhead shark drowned and died. HSI asked the Queensland Government to remove 368 lethal drumlines and 30 shark nets. They asked for non-lethal technologies throughout the state in their press release.