Whales are one of the giant creatures of the sea, but sometimes even this big fish gets into trouble. The latest case is from the Balearic island of Mallorca, where a 12-meter long humpback whale got caught in the trap of poachers. The Spanish divers saved this whale. This rescue operation was done under the current solid underwater.
The unique thing about this rescue mission was that after the whale was released from the net, the way the divers behaved, it seemed that the whale was thanking them in their own words.
Involved in the rescue mission, 32-year-old diver and marine biologist Gigi Torras says that this rescue mission was unique. What the whale did was incredible. This was the third time a humpback whale had been sighted around the Balearic Islands.
The whale was severely trapped in the net.
The whale was in a fragile condition. He was seen from a ship about 4.83 km off the east coast of Mallorca. After this, the rescue team swung into action. The rescue team noticed that the whale was completely trapped in the net. The condition was that the whale could not even open its mouth.
First, an attempt was made to cut the net with a boat, but the Albatros and Skualo diving centres divers joined the whale rescue mission when things did not work out. Divers jumped into the water with their knives to cut the net. This entire rescue operation lasted for about 45 minutes.
Gigi Torres, a marine biologist and owner of Albatross, sequentially described the whole incident. He said the whale was a little nervous for the first ten seconds. There were many bubbles in the water. The whale had come to know that an attempt was being made to save it, so it relaxed. We started cutting the net from the side of his mouth. We kept cutting the net, and she was helping us. As soon as the net was cut, the whale’s strength began to return.
The whale said in its way, Thank You!
Torus says she looked at the four divers and gestured as if she was saying ‘thank you. After that, she walked away from there. Gigi says that the whale’s gesture while leaving was her birthday present. He noted that it was the most beautiful moment of my life.