On 19th February 2016, the Sea Shepherd research vessel crew spotted a humpback whale entangled in an illegal gillnet within the Vaquita Refuge in the Gulf of California, Baja California, Mexico.
The crew worked along with Mexican Navy and the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA), to free the whale by cutting the gillnet off the whale’s head and torso.
Check out the 5-minute video of the rescue operation carried out by the vessel crew to save the humpback whale.
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Source: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society on Youtube