A whale trapped in a fish net in the waters near the Eolian islands, in the Mediterranean Sea. Italian coastguard divers attempted to free the whale before it swam off. Photo: APA whale trapped in a fish net in the waters near the Eolian islands, in the Mediterranean Sea. Italian coastguard divers attempted to free the whale before it swam off. Photo: AP
A whale trapped in a fish net in the waters near the Eolian islands, in the Mediterranean Sea. Italian coastguard divers attempted to free the whale before it swam off. Photo: AP

Italian coastguard divers fight to free massive sperm whale from fishing nets

  • The female whale was spotted on Saturday struggling to get free of a net usually used for illegally catching swordfish
  • It is the second time in less than a month that the Italian coastguard has had to intervene to free a sperm whale tangled in a fishing net

Topic |   Italy
A whale trapped in a fish net in the waters near the Eolian islands, in the Mediterranean Sea. Italian coastguard divers attempted to free the whale before it swam off. Photo: APA whale trapped in a fish net in the waters near the Eolian islands, in the Mediterranean Sea. Italian coastguard divers attempted to free the whale before it swam off. Photo: AP
A whale trapped in a fish net in the waters near the Eolian islands, in the Mediterranean Sea. Italian coastguard divers attempted to free the whale before it swam off. Photo: AP
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