|This poor shark along the coast of Australia had a cord|
wrapped around it like a noose, which was going to
kill it. Watch what some humans did about this.
As sharks go, this type isn't really the most likely to chomp a surfer's leg off, but you still want to be careful. Which makes the video in this post all the more interesting to watch.
The danger brought up a dilemna recently when one of the endangered grey nurse shark's was found with an elastic cord that somehow got wrapped around it like a noose. If that cord didn't come off, the shark would die a slow, painful death.
Not wanting THAT to happen, a team of divers and a veterinarian from Sea Life Museum went to work.
The divers went underwater and coaxed the shark into what was essentially a giant, clear sock, which they used to bring her to the surface. They put her on a stretcher, and brought the shark to the surface where the veterinarian was waiting with a pair of scissors.
The vet cut the elastic off and made sure the shark had no additional injuries. The vet grabbed a syringe, injected the shark with an antiobiotic, and the patient was then free to go.
So congratulations to the divers and the veterinarian for a job well done!
Here's the video from 7News in Australia of how the whole thing went. It's fascinating: