These folks were out on an expedition in the Sea of Cortez when they cam upon a humpback whale who had been badly entangled in a fisherman’s net. She wasn’t going to be able to breathe much longer, as her fins were bound to her body and she was exhausted.
Watch this adventure as they decide to cut her free, foot by foot, finally releasing her from the net. The best part? Although whales can’t talk, they are clearly intelligent, social and emotional. Starting at about 6:30, these boaters get the show of their lives. Clearly, the whale is saying “Thank you”.
Here is where our science and philosophy breaks down a bit. Whales clearly can’t say anything, but this is a moment with some significance to the whale. There is some expression put forth by the creature, but what is it? How do we describe such a thing without anthropomorphizing?
"Mommy I know what she’s doing … she’s showing us that she’s all free"
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This was about a week ago taken with my iPhone. I was in the car and we were turning off Ajo. Was to prefect not to capture.
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