#CentralCoast Whale Calf Freed Itself From Shark Net at Shelly Beach #Wyong #Gosford

1/11/16

Gaye Crispin

Whale Calf Free From Shark Net at Shelly Beach 

A whale calf found caught in a shark net at Shelly Beach this morning has now freed itself.

Council Lifeguards spotted the whale on their daily patrol this morning and called in ORRCA (Organisation for the Rescue and Research of Cetaceans in Australia).

A jet ski inspection by Lifeguards and ORRCA have confirmed the whale calf is no longer trapped in the nets and has been reunited with its mother.

National Parks and Wildlife were notified and had launched a rescue boat from Sydney which has since turned back.

A Channel Nine helicopter also confirmed to Council Lifeguards the whale was definitely free.

Hundreds of whales have been spotted along the Central Coast coastline over the last few days as they make their way south after their winter solstice.

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THE CENTRAL COAST NSW is a local government area serving the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, established on 12 May 2016 following the amalgamation of Gosford City and Wyong Shire councils