A diver helped free an entangled whale shark off the coast of Mexico in the above.
The shark was seen swimming wrapped up in a rope off Socorro Island, which is part of the Revillagigedo Archipelago.
The video was filmed as part of the Smithsonian documentary Secrets of Shark Island.
The area sometimes refereed to as Mexico’s “Little Galápagos”, is crucial for migrating apex predators.
The islands host a wide variety of sea life including giant lobsters, moray eels, manta rays and sharks.
Whale sharks are the largest sharks in the ocean and are known for their gentle nature.
They can be found in most warm water seas and have been known to become entangled in derelict fishing gear.
In 2014 a whale shark was caught in fishing gear off Mafia Island, Tanzania.
Earlier this week, reports came out of a whale shark that was caught in a factory ship’s net near Bermagui, off the southern coast of New South Wales
You can read all of Tracking Sharks coverage on whale sharks here.