Incredible Marine Life Rescue Stories: Hooks and Lines! Marine Life Whale Shark Rescue

Marine Life Rescue #1: Whale Shark

This clip from  was filmed in the Revillagigedo Islands, 200 miles off the coast of Mexico. A group of divers discovered a giant whale shark with an old commercial fishing rope tangled around its body and pectoral fins. The entanglement may have been causing the animal suffering for several years.

Within 30 seconds one diver came to the rescue, cutting the rope and removing it in one swift action while the whale shark remained calm and still – as though it knew the diver was there to help. “It was a moment of pure joy” states the narrator – and we’d bet the whale shark felt the same way.

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