SYDNEY Oct 17 Rescuers teamed up with a
humpback whale to free her four-metre calf, who became entangled
in shark nets off Australia's Gold Coast.
The mother pushed the calf above the surface of the water,
while a rescue team from Sea World Australia and Queensland
Boating and Fisheries Patrol cut the netting with specialised
Saturday's rescue near Coolangatta Beach took about 30
minutes, Mitchell Olivey, Sea World Australia communications
manager, told Reuters on Monday.
Mother and calf swam away calmly in good health, the
Australian Broadcasting Cooperation reported.
(Reporting by Reuters TV Editing by Patrick Johnston)