Whale shark trapped in net rescued

Coast Guard personnel help rescue the trapped whale shark Wednesday.*PCG photo

A whale shark that was trapped inside a net in the waters of Barangay Banago, Bacolod City, was rescued Wednesday, November 16.

The fishermen immediately informed the authorities about the incident, which prompted the Philippine Coast Guard to deploy their personnel to help the whale shark, locally known as butanding.

They dragged the whale shark back to the middle of the sea and released it.*

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