On the 16th August (just two weeks ago), Russian fishermen from Magadan near the Sea of Okhotsk, set free an orca calf trapped in netting. The young animal was guided into deeper waters.
According to the Russian news report, there were 3 adult orca waiting offshore for the young calf, so hopefully he/she was able to reunite with his family after the fishermen untangled the little one from fishing nets.
It is still legal to capture marine mammals for the public display industry from Russian waters, so it is good to see that this individual was returned back into the wild.
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