Please move, mum: Brave baby whale nudges her 'distressed' mother to freedom after she becomes stranded on a sandbar
A brave baby whale has freed her mother after the distressed humpback became stranded on a sandbank.
Heartrending footage shows the pair swimming in shallow water off North Stradbroke Island in Queensland before the adult became stuck.
The calf could be seen nudging her 'distressed' mother, who was splashing her tail trying to free herself.
After circling her mother and pushing her from all sides, the calf managed to move her mother enough to help her escape.
Rescue crews had been on the way to help the pair before they managed to swim off into deeper water.
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