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Monday, September 26, 2011

Video: Rescuing Baby Humpback, And Boy Is He Excited

[I just realized that I'd not reposted this entry from my previous blog. But it's too heart-warming to leave behind, so I'm reposting it here and now. Plus, vowing to get blogging again.]

I just came across great video posted by Gershon Cohen of fellow Great Whale Conservancy (Earth Island Institute) founder Michael Fishbach and friends saving a juvenile Humpback Whale caught in a drift net this past winter in the Gulf of California/Sea of Cortez.

It's an abject lesson in the perils of even the most local of fishing practices, if it's carried out recklessly. That's no more than a few kilograms of monofilament webbing bringing down an animal that weighs tens of tons and is among the largest that's ever inhabited the earth.

Bravo to Cohen and Fishbach, and to others like them.

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