Free-Diving Family Saves Whale Shark Stuck in a Fishing Net

Exposing the Big Game

While free-diving off of Hawaii, a family encounters a whale shark with a gigantic rope around its neck and decides to try to free it.

A family encountered an endangered whale shark in Hawaii with fishing rope around its neck—so the father dove to cut the rope with a knife.

While free-diving off the shore of Kaunolū on Hawaii’s island of Lanai, a Hawaiian family saw something they’d never seen before: A young whale shark.

Even for people who spend a lot of time in Hawaii’s crystalline waters, this endangered animal—the world’s largest fish—is a rare and joyous sight.

But the initial wonder faded as Kapua Kawelo and her husband Joby Rohrer, both of whom work on endangered species for the O‘ahu Army Natural Resources Program, noticed the creature had a thick, heavy rope wrapped around its neck.

“It looked…

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