VIDEO: Distressed humpback calf was rescued with a little help

AUSTRALIA (WFLA) — The Sea World Rescue Team freed a humpback whale calf in distress, when it got caught in shark protective netting in Australia.

The 30-minute rescue took place on Saturday off of a beach in the western Australian city of Cold Coast.

The rescue team said the mother humpback whale was trying to push the calf above water repeatedly to make sure it was able to breathe.

After the calf was freed, the team said the pair swam away calmly and seemed to be in good health. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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