Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Micheal Fishbach Saving the Humpback Whale.
On Valentines day a Whale researcher, Michael Fishbach and his family motored out over the glassy water of the Sea of Cortez in their small runabout. They were out making whale observations, unaware that soon they would help save the life of one of the world’s most magnificent creatures, a humpback whale.
On that day Michel Fishbach found a Humpback Whale on the ocean. It looked like it was close to death. Suddenly it breathed through its blow hole, sending spray flying. It was trying to breath properly.
The whale was trapped in the net. The net was called a gill net. When Michel Fishbowl swam to the whale he could do something to help the Humpback Whale be still alive.
When they were trying to help the whale they used 1 small knife to cut off the net. It was really hard and dangerous because the tail could still hit Michel.
When the whale was free the whale did something to show Michel and his team a surprising trick. I think the whale only did that to say thank you. Then he waved goodbye with its tail.