"That was the Queen with her life-saving badge on her swimsuit, but I didn’t have time to tell you."
A baby humpback whale has been rescued after becoming trapped in nets off the Sunshine Coast in Australia. Incredible footage of the event shows the calf’s mother watching on as authorities took three hours to complete the rescue.
Japan has restarted commercial whaling for the first time in 31 years. It is the first commercial hunt since 1988, after commercial whaling was banned by the International Whaling Commission. It still killed several hundred whales each year through a loophole allowing “scientific” whaling expeditions in the Antarctic Ocean. The catch quota for the end of this year is set at 227 whales.
The moment is perhaps proof of whale's intuitive nature to protect other species of animal - including humans.