Heroes Rescue Humpback Whale From Illegal Fishing Nets

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This video has the power to inspire action on behalf of other beings. In ways big and small, each of us can be the one who helps another. After a humpback whale got stuck in an illegal fishing net in the Sea of Cortez, she struggled to the point of exhaustion.

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Eventually, she stopped moving and waited for her inevitable death.Luckily, a crew from Sea Shepherd, a nonprofit marine conservation organization, came along just in the nick of time.

They knew the whale had to be set free immediately and got to work trying to remove the illegal net.Humpback whales can reach more than 50 feet in length and weigh nearly 80,000 pounds.

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These whales migrate more than 16,000 miles each year between polar waters and warm waters to breed and give birth,

VIAAnimal Planet
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