These shots of humpback whales are amazing! The filmographer flew over the incredibly clear waters surrounding Hawaii, to capture one the most complete looks at humpback whales in their natural environment I have ever seen: swimming, playing (two whales look they high-five each other at one point), and socializing with family and with dolphins!
Just over this past weekend, the Sea Shepherd crew rescued a humpback whale entangled in an illegal gillnet in the Gulf of California.
Sea Shepherd currently has two vessels in Mexico’s Gulf of California on Operation Milagro: their goal being to save the vaquita porpoises, the most endangered marine mammal. The vaquita are caught as a result of fishing, even though it’s an endangered species and protected by law.
Thank-you Sea Shepherd crew for putting your own lives at risk to save the sea mammals swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. Your efforts do not go unnoticed.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that the beginning of the following video shows some of the naked truth of the illegal fishing industry. The humpback whale rescue begins at 0:42, and I promise, has a wonderfully heartwarming ending.
Humpback whales are taking Manhattan! There have been twice as many sightings of humpbacks off of Rockaway Beach in Queens than there were two years ago. That’s amazing! Also amazing: these shots that New York photographers are capturing of whales against the New York skyline are absolutely jaw-dropping.
Scientists attribute the return of the whales to cleaner water, and increased populations of Menhaden- a popular prey fish. I find it interesting that fish named the “menhaden” lives around the island of “Manhattan”. Could there be a connection?
Join me on a humpback whale watching trip to Baja California, in Mexico. The humpbacks are migrating, so they’re closer to the shore this time of year. Feel free to Oooo and Ahhhh along with the spectators on the boat.