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Humpback Whale’s Amazing Rescue Caught on Tape (VIDEO)

Humpback Whale’s Amazing Rescue Caught on Tape (VIDEO)


Michael Fishbach, co-founder of the Great Whale Conservancy, was photographing whales in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez when he and his crew came upon a young humpback drifting in the water.

At first, the animal appeared to be dead, yet Fishbach investigated and quickly discovered that the poor creature was tangled in a fishing net. The humans had to act fast; what began as a tragedy soon became a thrilling rescue as Fishbach and his crew labored to free the young whale. The entire encounter was caught on videotape and later narrated by Fishbach himself.

Watch this amazing story unfold in the video below:

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10:44PM PDT on Jun 15, 2012

I watched this video without sound, and it brought tears to my eyes. She was so happy to be freed, and her majesty is just so beautiful!

6:06AM PST on Feb 22, 2012

amazing... thanks

4:57PM PST on Feb 21, 2012

Amazing video! It's so wonderful that they got her free and that she put on a beautiful display. God bless those lucky members for being in the right place at the right time!

8:25PM PST on Dec 20, 2011


6:20PM PST on Dec 12, 2011

What a wonderful and inspiring story. Thank you Michael and friends. You did the world a magnificent turn by saving this magnificent creature,

3:43AM PST on Dec 12, 2011

thankyou for one life saved, everthing matters, all there is ,is love

9:54AM PST on Nov 9, 2011


6:21AM PDT on Sep 2, 2011

This is an amazing story! I feel inspired after watching it. Thank you for saving that awesome creature. I'm positive that her "show" was her way of saying, "Thank you!!!"

12:23PM PDT on Aug 18, 2011

Wow, thanks

11:03PM PDT on Aug 4, 2011


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