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Sydney Divers Bravely Wrestle (And Rescue) Critically Endangered Shark (VIDEO)

By Cate Matthews

When a diver spotted a struggling grey nurse shark off a Sydney beach, her gills encircled by a biting elastic cord and breathing labored, he immediately informed experts at the nearby Manly Sea Life Sanctuary.

In order to rescue the shark, the Manly Sea Life team had to bring her up into open air where she could be more easily operated on — but in doing so, they surfaced a few uncomfortable truths as well.

“There is believed to be around 1,500 grey nurse sharks left on the east coast of Australia, so …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green