Friday, September 30, 2011

Saving The Whale

Whale researcher, Michael Fishbach and his family propelled out over the glistening water of the Sea of Cortez in their small dingy making whale observation , unaware that soon they would help keep the life of one of the world’s most magnanimous creatures, a huge humpback whale.

Carefully approaching this magnificent creature, they saw no signs of life. They began to think that he was dead untill it forcefully exhaled sending water spray flying everywhere. They where all full of relief .

As fast as he could Michael quickly dove under the rippling water discovering that the whale was actually caught in a gill net made for trapping fish, but no, this one caught a humpback whale that weighed about 50 tones- that's nearly 50,000 kgs.

They furiously pulled and cut the net. At one point the whale thought it was free and pulled the boat about half a mile from there remaining spot that only took 30 Minuit's. The whale finaly tired and stayed there. They started to cut again.

Finally they finished cutting. With a sigh of relief they all screamed “yeah” and happily followed the whale.The whale swam away but stopped at about 5 meters away.

It started to give Michael and his family a big thank you show. With about 40 breaches and lots of tail and pectoral fin slaps, it finally said good bye and swam away.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Isara, what great vocab you have used. What are some other words for magnanimous?
    Keep up the great writing.
    Mum x x


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