Whale calf freed from nets on Gold Coast
The animal was spotted in trouble by people exercising at a surf club at about 5.30am and they raised the alarm.
A frantic operation involving Sea World experts was launched and it was freed after about 45 minutes.
Multiple have become stuck in shark nets on the Australian coast during the spring migration south.
Drone footage was captured of the tired humpback heavily ensnared in the nets off Noosa Main Beach by hobbyist drone pilot Tom Loubardi, prompted a rescue mission.
“I was very sad, I am trying to record as much as I can because I love animals and I love whales a lot,” he said.
Wildlife advocates have called for shark nets to be removed after data was…