Calf whale rescue after caught in shark nets
A BABY humpback was rescued after being caught in shark nets off Burleigh Heads early this morning.
Witnesses reported seeing the calf whale stuck in the nets as its mother swam nearby around 6am with Sea World's marine rescue team being notified.
A Sea World spokesman said the young whale was set free by rescuers at around 7am.
"It was a humpback calf and the nets were entangled around its head," the spokesman said.
"It was seen swimming off with its mum once it was free."
More to come.