Saving a Humpback Whale from Fishing Nets

This weeks Video of the Week comes from the Sea of Cortez and features the a family who find a Humpback Whale trapped in a fishing net and close to death.   What follows is a condensed version of the hours long battle to cut the Whale free from the nets and seeing it finally break free and put of a display of possible gratitude!

This video again highlights the dangers of fishing nets to all forms of marine life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turtle gets new flippers

Yu, an approximately 25-year-old female loggerhead turtle, has just received her 27th pair of artificial front legs at the Suma Aqualife Park in Kobe. It is thought Yu lost her front legs during a predator attack. Being able to swim only at 60% efficiency, the new flippers are designed to be less painful then previous versions and increase Yu’s mobility in the water.