Mother Whale Helps Baby – Level 3

26-10-2016 15:00

In Australia, a shark net tangled around a 4-metre-long humpback whale calf’s tail. Luckily, its mother stayed with it, propping it up at the top of the water, until people from the Sea World Marine Park arrived to help. 

The mother refused to leave and patiently waited as they cut the calf free.

This incident has reignited the debate about shark nets in this area of the world. New South Wales uses shark nets despite recommendations against them from its own departments and scientists; this is because of recent shark bites in New South Wales.

In 2014–2015, people say that shark nets caught 189 sea animals, including 44 target sharks, and 116 animals died before release.

Difficult words: tangle (catch), prop (hold up), refuse (avoid doing something), reignite (start again), target (what people are focusing on), release (being freed).

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