A delicate rescue operation was launched after a shark tangled in a chain was spotted in a Gold Coast canal.

The bull shark was seen in Biggera Waters at the weekend.

Sea World staff came to its rescue, using whale-untangling tools to remove the chain from the shark’s dorsal fin.

A bull shark tangled in a chain in a Gold Coast canal was freed by Sea World staff. (9News)

“We did follow the shark for a fair while after we did release that chain,” Sea World head vet Dr Claire Madden said.

“I can report it was only superficial wounds.”

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It’s unknown how the shark came to be entangled in the chain.

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