'Fury' the trapped sperm whale struggles in entangled fishing net near Sicily
'Fury' the trapped sperm whale struggles in entangled fishing net near Sicily
ANIMALS

'Fury' the trapped sperm whale struggles in entangled fishing net near Sicily

18:55 July 20, 2020 Reuters

The Italian coastguard has been working for days to free a massive sperm whale caught in an abandoned fishing net in open sea off the Sicilian Aeolian Islands. The whale was spotted on Saturday struggling to get free of a net usually used for fishing illegally for swordfish.The coastguard said in a statement that operations were hampered by the large size of the whale, which had become highly agitated. Due to its energetic efforts to free itself, the whale had been given the name 'Fury'.

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