Posted by: The ocean update | July 18, 2016

Chilean Navy free humpback whale tangled in trap line

Chilean Navy free humpback whale tangled in trap line (Photo Courtesy of CNN Newsource)

Chilean Navy free humpback whale tangled in trap line (Photo Courtesy of CNN Newsource)

July 18th, 2016. PUERTO WILLIAMS, Chile — A trapped humpback whale was rescued by Chilean Navy divers off the coast of Puerto Williams in Chile on Sunday, CNN Newsource reports.

According to the Maritime Authority of Puerto Williams, they received a call about the 82-foot long whale tangled in gear used to trap crabs and fishing nets.

Divers approached the large mammal and worked diligently for around 40 minutes to free the whale.

After regaining its freedom, the whale quickly swam off.

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