For many decades, it has been well documented that other animals, particularly dolphins, whales, and sea turtles, are also caught in fishing nets. In fact, it is estimated that bycatch (non-target animals who are caught in fishing nets) amounts for a whopping 40 percent of the world’s catch, which is a staggering 63 billion pounds per year, and it is considered to be one of the largest threats to marine ecosystems.
Several large whale sharks were recently found trapped in a fishing net, and despite their massive size, they could not compete with the tools of man. A group of heroic divers dove in to save them, and the footage is absolutely breathtaking. The whale sharks are gentle and peaceful, and they are so grateful to be freed that they stay for a swim with their rescuers.
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So glad there\’s still a lot of good people in the world! Thank you so much for taking the time to save our precious gentle giants! These sea creatures are the epitome of gentleness! The world needs more of this – on land and off! Thank you so much guys!
Those nets and fishing lines are being made so strong these days that nothing can escape without a knife. And for every one of these rescues, how many more of these beautiful sea creature perish because no one finds them in time? Man had better wake up soon because we are assaulting mother nature on all fronts, and we\’re collapsing all of our food chains all at the same time, and in the end, mother nature will win. We have the power to do something now…that may not always be the case, and once it\’s too late, it may just be too late, which would make us pretty stupid, not much smarter than a box of rabbits that breeds itself right out its home.