By Lisa Spector, Canine Music Expert, Juilliard Graduate, and co-creator of Through a Dog’s Ear.
When Michael Fishback co-founded the Great Whale Conservancy‘s Blue Whale Protection Program with Gershon Cohen, they knew their mission was to protect blue whales along the California coast from ship-strike caused injuries and death. But, Michael didn’t know that he personally, along with his family, was going to have the opportunity to free a whale in the Sea of Cortez. He spends two months there every year, observing their complex behaviors in the wild, photographing blue, humpback, and finback whales while tracking them across oceans.
On February 14, 2011, he gave the best gift of love to the humpback whale in this video. The appropriately named “Valentina” was gifted by Fishback with her freedom. Watch the video to see how Valentina personally thanked him and his family. It’s one of the most heartwarming expressions of love and gratitude I’ve ever seen.
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