Divers in Italy worked to free a massive sperm whale that got caught in a fishing net. The whale got entangled off the coast of the Aeolian Island archipelago. Coast guard video shows divers cutting away the nets – a process that was very difficult due to the whale’s “state of agitation.”
Italian coast guard divers and biologists are still working to free a sperm whale that became entangled in fishing net in open sea.
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The Italian coast guard says the fishing lines had been placed illegally. It’s the second time this month a sperm whale has been snared by illegal fishing lines in the region.