Huge humpback whale is freed from rope by Norwegian coastguard – video

The Royal Norwegian coastguard rescue a humpback whale trapped in a large rope at sea, west of Tromso. The footage shows the whale with the rope wound around its body and the coastguard crew using a hook to gradually remove it from its mid section and tail. Lieutant Commander Jimmy Haugland confirmed that the whale was eventually cut free and swam away unhurt

The Guardian

Last updated on 15 December 2015

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Norway
Region: 
Europe
Species: 
Megaptera novaeangliae
Species group: 
Marine mammals