Humpback Whale Rescued

SUBHEAD: A young whale is trapped by fishing net in Sea of Cortez and is rescued by consrvationists.  

By Michael Graham Richard on 12 July 2011 for Treehugger - 

Image above: Young humpback whale freed from fishing net. Still from video below.

 Michael Fishbach, co-founder of the Great Whale Conservancy, and his family and friends definitely deserve the honor of being named honorary TreeHugger heroes!

On Valentine's Day of this year, 2/14/11, they found a giant Humpback whale that was entangled into a nylon fishing net, preventing it from moving freely and, most importantly, from coming back to the surface to breathe. Putting themselves at risk, Michael and his family carefully cut the net to free the whale... After much hard labor, they succeeded, and they were rewarded with quite a show!

 Video above: Rescue of humpback whale Valentina. From (

Michael Fishbach narrates his encounter with a humpback whale entangled in a fishing net. Gershon Cohen and he have founded The Great Whale Conservancy to help and protect whales. Visit their website, facebook page, and join them in helping to save these magnificent beings. .

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

WOW! That was beautiful!

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