Whale disentanglement update
Media release: 8 November 2012
NPWS crews have assessed situation as too dangerous to attempt disentanglement this evening.
A third whale has joined the mother and calf, and the mother and accompanying adult were showing erratic and defensive behaviour making any rescue attempt too dangerous.
The entanglement is on the tail of the calf which is a more difficult rescue.
It is late in the day and NPWS cannot commence disentanglement without having sufficient light to complete it.
In addition, a storm is approaching and conditions are now unfavourable.
NPWS has recorded GPS information to help relocate the animals in the morning and reassess disentanglement options then.
Whale disentanglement is a highly dangerous operation and safety of NPWS staff is paramount.
Further updates via Twitter as they come to hand @OEHmedia.
Contact: Gabrielle Last
Page last updated: 08 November 2012