Kerala fishermen release endangered whaleshark, Twitter is melting
Galatta | 02:00 PM
Kozhikode: A is group of fishermen is winning the internet on Friday after a video of them releasing an endangered whaleshark back into the sea went viral. In the video, the men can be seen struggling with the fish to let it go back to the sea without injuries.
Fishermen from Kozhikode, #Kerala release an Endangered #WhaleShark. Respect! We should celebrate their actions. Please RT! Make them Heroes!@dhanyarajendran @Advaidism @jamewils @vivek4wild @wti_org_india @BittuSahgal @SanctuaryAsia @SwatiWild @GargiRawat @bahardutt @rickykej pic.twitter.com/uRz9eqPgG9— InSeason Fish (@InSeasonFish) January 28, 2020
According to Manorama News, which shared the video on their website, the men from Puthiyaappa fishing village in Kozhikode had gone fishing in the dawn and netted a whale. When they drew the net in, they realsied that the 'something huge' that they had caught was an endangered whaleshark, called 'pulli idumbu' in Malayalam. The men then lowered it on the boat deck to remove the netting without causing the fish any injury and steered it back using ropes. Seven men could be seen heaving at the fish before it slid back into the water.