Dolphin Luca freed from fishing line

Photos of the rescue by Mark Bowden.
Photos of the rescue by Mark Bowden.

DOLPHIN Luca has been freed from fishing line.

This morning Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions staff, with assistance from the Mandurah Volunteer Dolphin Rescue Group and Estuary Guardians volunteers, freed Luca from fishing line that was caught on his dorsal.

The rescue team cheered when the 18-month-old dolphin was finally free of the fishing line.

Luca had fishing line caught on his dorsal. Photos by Julie Knight.

It has been a four-week operation because Luca’s mother was preventing efforts to get close and Luca was a fast swimmer.

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Members of the public helped track Luca through the Estuary Guardians Mandurah Facebook page.