Michael Fishbach, co-founder of The Great Whale Conservancy (GWC), narrates his encounter with a young humpback whale entangled in local fishing nets. While this video is long, it’s well worth your time. Skip ahead to :40 seconds if you want to fast forward through the exposition. At 5:38, these heroic rescuers make the final cut, freeing the whale. The whale’s show of her profound appreciation for their efforts happens at 6:20 – it’s not to be missed.
It began as a sad encounter, but because of the brave efforts of Fishbach and his crew, this is the story of a thrilling rescue.