(CMR) The Department of Environment is trying to locate a Nurse shark believed to be in distress after it became entangled in a mesh bag which somehow found its way into the sea.
“We are doing our best to locate and assist him, but so far, we've been unsuccessful. He was last seen at Eagleray Pass dive site on the North Wall last Friday but could be anywhere. If anyone sees him, please call or what's app 916-4271 to report the location as soon as possible,” the Departmentt said in a post on Facebook.
The Department said this situation is a reminder of the need to keep the environment clean. It is hoped that the shark will be found and set free soon.
“This kind of imagery reminds us that we are faced with the choice to prevent litter from entering the environment, particularly our oceans, often on a daily basis. It is up to us to do what we can in that moment to ensure our personal items and trash are secured for safe disposal, and even remove trash from the environment if we can,” the Department stated.
Anyone wishing to report an animal in distress may phone DoE during business hours at 949-8469 or email [email protected].