Divers free whale shark from fishing net in Indonesia

Here’s a “shark trapped in a fishing net” video with a happy ending from Conservation International. The video documents a rescue effort by divers in Indonesia’s Cendrawasih Bay to release a whale shark (Rhincodon typus) from a “lift net” used for catching smaller fish. According to the video description, whale sharks can become entangled in the nets after being drawn toward them by the small bait fish that the nets are targeting.

According to the video description, the fishermen using these nets are looking at alternate designs that could prevent similar incidents.

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