Whale and calf free themselves from shark nets on Gold Coast

A whale and calf have managed to free themselves from shark nets on the Gold Coast this morning.

The adult humpback and calf became tangled in nets off Surfers Paradise Beach around 7.00am.

Sea World rescue crews received multiple calls from concerned locals who spotted the pair entangled in the nets.


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The mammals thankfully managed to successfully break free around an hour later to continue their migration north.

Authorities have since caught up with the whales and have confirmed they are not dragging any shark netting with them.

It’s the second confirmed whale entanglement on the Gold Coast this migration season.

Earlier this month, Sea World rescue crews freed a humpback whale after it became caught in fishing gear off Coolangatta.