Canada 'It looked like he was actually co-operating': Entangled orca rescued off Salt Spring Island

08:27  02 june  2018
08:27  02 june  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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a dolphin jumping out of a body of water: An orca, similar to this one, was rescued off Salt Spring Island.© Valerie Shore/Shorelines Photography An orca, similar to this one, was rescued off Salt Spring Island.

Keith Simpson was heading out fishing with his wife, Suzanne Ambers, on Thursday morning when they spotted the killer whale between Vesuvius and Crofton.

The Salt Spring Island couple slowed its boat to snap a picture of the orca, but what they saw when they got a bit closer put their fishing trip on hold.

"We realized it wasn't actually going anywhere. It was just going around and around," Simpson said.

The whale was tangled in a fishing line for a prawn trap, he said.

The couple called 911 and was connected with a marine rescue crew from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

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A Canadian rescue team on Thursday freed a massive transient orca that had become entangled in some commercial fishing gear off the coast of Salt Spring Island , B.C. — just off the eastern shore of Vancouver Island and about 42 miles west of Ferndale.

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They were told to keep an eye on the whale and make sure other vessels kept their distance and did not put any stress on the male transient orca.

'They don't have a lot of time'

Within two hours, a rescue boat arrived to assess the situation. They estimated the whale had been stuck in the fishing gear for about five hours.

"These animals often, if they are entangled and there is weight on them, they don't have a lot of time before they can drown or get further damaged by the gear," said Paul Cottrell, the marine mammal coordinator for B.C. and Yukon.

The rescue crew managed to get close to the orca to loosen the line.

"The whale seemed to respond to them somehow," Simpson said. "From what I saw, it looked like he was actually co-operating with them."

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Suzanne Ambers and Keith Simpson went out on their boat off the northwestern part of Salt Spring Island on Thursday morning when they saw a hurricane in There he danced for joy," Ambers said. "I really want people to know how amazing these (mammalian rescue ) guys who saved the election.

The whale eventually slipped free of the fishing gear and swam away — with a bit of a salute to his rescuers.

"After the release, he took off and starting breaching and doing tail slaps, Cottrell said. "It was quite a show after."

Simpson and his wife are now handing out stickers at their sailing club with information on who to contact in case anyone else comes across a whale in distress.

The B.C. Marine Mammal Response Network can be reached at: 1-800-465-4336.

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