Whales: Humpback rescued in Durban

2012-10-18 00:00

A HUMPBACK whale was freed by a special team yesterday after shark nets had ensnared it off Brighton Beach in Durban. The humpback was with two others when it got entangled.

KZN Sharks Board head of operations, Mike Anderson-Reade, said yesterday an eagle-eyed beachgoer had spotted the animal in distress yesterday morning and called them. The specialist whale release team from the Sharks Board responded and soon set the whale free to join the other two humpback whales waiting in deeper water, said Anderson-Reade.

He said whales were abundant inshore at this time of year and people should keep a distance of 300 metres from them. The whale release team can be contacted on 031 566 0400.

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