Spanish divers rescue trapped whale shark

STORY: Spanish divers helped free this whale shark

after it got caught in tuna fishing nets

near the Strait of Gibraltar

Whale sharks are the largest fish in the world

and are endangered

according to the World Wildlife Fund

(Juan Carlos Rivas, President, CECAM)

“This is the first time, and I have been diving for many years, that I have seen a whale shark in Ceuta.”

It took divers about four hours to release the shark