29 July 2008

Say "Ahhhh...."

A grey nurse shark has been saved from certain death off the NSW Far North Coast (Australia), after a team of experts successfully removed a fishing gaff that was embedded in its throat.
A crew of three divers had to catch the shark using a lasso which was tied around its body.
The shark was then encouraged, with food, into a perspex tunnel and brought to the surface and lifted onto the boat using a crane. Finally, the animal was placed into a shallow holding tank where it was examined and the gaff removed. The process on deck took approximately 30mts. She was then tagged with a popup satellite tag and released to the open ocean. All this with NO sedation. Click on link below for more pictures.

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