Getting tangled up in floating debris is a serious and growing problem for marine mammals. When Michael Fishbach, co-founder of The Great Whale Conservancy, was boating in the Sea of Cortez, he and his family came across a stranded humpback whale. The massive whale was dying, tangled in a mess of plastic fishing nets. Fishbach and his family spent over an hour freeing the giant cetacean, which then swam off.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the little girl on the boat who witnessed the rescue and the magnificent “Thank You Dance” performed by the very happy to be free humpback whale becomes a marine biologist or an ocean conservation activist when she gets older! What a beautiful experience!
English Video with French subtitles – Extraordinary Humpback Whale Rescue in the Sea of Cortez