Humpback whale freed from abandoned fishing net

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window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({article:'auto'}); !function (e, f, u, i) { if (!document.getElementById(i)){ e.async = 1; e.src = u; e.id = i; f.parentNode.insertBefore(e, f); } }(document.createElement('script'), document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0], '//cdn.taboola.com/libtrc/zengernews-network/loader.js', 'tb_loader_script'); if(window.performance && typeof window.performance.mark == 'function') {window.performance.mark('tbl_ic');} window.googletag = window.googletag || {cmd: []}; googletag.cmd.push(function () { var mapping1 = googletag.sizeMapping() .addSize([1024, 0], [[728, 90], [300, 250], [1, 1]]) .addSize([378, 0], [[300, 250], [1, 1]]) .addSize([0, 0], [[300, 250], [320, 50], [1, 1]]) .build(); googletag.defineSlot('/21922006127/zenger/top_leaderboard', [[728,90], [300,250], [320,50], [1, 1]], 'div-gpt-ad-1767121-1').defineSizeMapping(mapping1) .setTargeting('sect', 'article') .setTargeting('page_url', 'https://www.zenger.news') .setTargeting('url', 'https://www.zenger.news/2020/07/31/humpback-whale-freed-from-abandoned-fishing-net/') .setTargeting("post", 22169) .setTargeting("author", "Ana Lacasa") .addService(googletag.pubads()); googletag.pubads().collapseEmptyDivs(); googletag.pubads().setCentering(true); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1767121-1'); }); A humpback whale trapped in abandoned fishing nets off the shore of northwest Ecuador has been rescued. The operation, at Camarones Beach near the port city of Esmeraldes,& began unfolding on Wednesday when a 26-foot-long whale got& its pectoral flipper and tail entangled in some abandoned fishing nets. Efforts to free the whale involved the Ecuadoran Navy, forest rangers from the Galera San Francisco Marine Reserve and local fishermen.& “To remove the nets, we needed to dive alongside the whale, which poses some risks, but was successful in this case,” forest rangers Daniel Vera and Geovanny Gallegos, who participated in the four-hour rescue...

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