Do – Call For Help
Here’s the absolutely most important thing you can do if you observe an entangled whale – call for help! You should contact the nearest whale disentanglement organisation, or the coastguard. Stay at a safe distance (at least 100 metres), and assess and report the situation – the information you provide can help experts pull together the best rescue plan. Things to note are the species, size and condition of the whale, what it is entangled in, and where. If possible, you should keep track of the direction and speed of the whale, by maintaining a parallel course at a safe distance (at least 100 metres) until the experts arrive on the scene. Also, providing GPS coordinates, photos or even drone footage would be a huge benefit to the responders!