In Australia, environmentalists witnessed the unusual occurrence – the rescue of adult female whale with her own cub. As reported by the BBC, the incident occurred last Wednesday in the area of North Stradbroke island, about 100 kilometers from Brisbane.
Officers parks and wildlife Queensland (QPWS) noticed in the water the adult female humpback whale trapped in the shallows. Around her swam the whale, which was pushing the mother of his nose, as if trying to help her get out of shallow waters.
The staff watched the efforts of whales for about 40 minutes. Experts expect that the tides will help the female to escape without the help of people. Otherwise, they were ready to step in and conduct a rescue operation. Fortunately, this is not required.
“The female managed to escape and sailed with the baby”, – told reporters the representative of the QPWS. He also noted that the adult mammal looked “a little tired and distressed”.
The BBC notes that whales often appear off the coast of Queensland at this time of year. Here they give birth and raise their young, then migrate to Antarctic waters.
In September 2016, the rescuers helped the humpbacked whale, which became entangled in fishing nets and was stuck in shallow waters near the coast of Queensland, reported Reuters.
And in 2014, the members of the rescue team within two days saving a baby whale, beached on the shore near palm beach, wrote The Daily Mail.