A humpback whale has been freed from shark nets off the Gold Coast days after two young whales became trapped in the area.
Sea World marine experts were alerted about 7.45am on Tuesday after reports a humpback was caught in nets about 300 metres off Kirra Beach.
A spokeswoman for the Gold Coast theme park told AAP a team cut the whale free about two and a half hours later.
Marine experts onboard a boat are following the mammal, which appears to be in good health.
An exhausted humpback calf was freed by a rescue team after struggling for hours in a net off the same beach last Thursday. The whale suffered muscle and tail damage but was able to swim away.
However, a baby whale that became trapped off a southern Gold Coast beach on July 20 was not so fortunate.
The newborn hit the bottom of a shark net, was unable to free itself and drowned.
Sea World's director of marine sciences Trevor Long last week called for a review of the use of shark nets off the Gold Coast.
He said many inexperienced mammals ran into trouble on their first southern migration because they did not know where the "traps" were.
Mr Long suggested replacing the nets with drum lines during the whale season in winter, when the beaches aren't as popular.