Y’all won’t believe what’s happened over in the Balearic Islands of Mallorca! The Spanish divers recently rescued a massive 12-meter-long, 10-ton humpback whale that was caught in an illegal drift net. This here marks the third time a humpback whale’s been reported in the waters ’round the Balearics.
When they first spotted the poor whale, she was tangled up in a crimson net, and couldn’t even open her mouth to breathe. So, they called up the Palma de Mallorca Aquarium Marine Rescue Center, but their first attempt to cut the net failed. But, never mind, the divers from the Albatros and Skualo Dive Centers came to the rescue and dove into the water for a whole 45 minutes to remove the net with their knives.
Gigi Torras, one of the divers who helped save the whale, said that the whole thing was “like out of this world, it was incredible, just incredible.” She even said that helping to rescue the whale was an amazing birthday present.
The whale stayed with them four divers for a spell, regained her strength, and even gave ’em a little “thank you” before swimmin’ off.
Now, listen up folks, them drift nets been banned by the United Nations for over 30 years ’cause they catch all kinds of other marine animals in addition to the fish they’re tryin’ to catch. That’s downright wrong and hurts our ocean critters. It’s really nice to see people taking action to protect our oceans and wildlife.
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