HAPPY THANKSGIVING!






ORIGINALLY POSTED THANKSGIVING 2010…

I was emailed this story yesterday and I figured it was an Urban Myth.  So, I did some research and found out that it was, indeed, true!  So, I wanted to share it with you today.  Truly a Thanksgiving story.

This photo is not from the event described… but I liked it and it is real – it captures an encounter between cameraman Marco Queral and a 50-ft. female humpback whale which took place nearly four years later in the South Pacific.

THE WHALE  (corroborated here)

The Whale… If you read a recent front page story of the San Francisco Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso and a line tugging in her mouth.

A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed an environmental group for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her. They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her.

When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushed them gently around as she was thanking them.

Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives. The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth said her eyes were following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.

May you, and all those you love, be so blessed and fortunate to be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the things that are binding you. And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude.

I pass this on to you, my friends, in the same spirit.

 

Life is good.

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4 comments have been posted...

  1. Morgan Griffith

    Happy Thanksgiving Dawn. Thank you for letting us live vicariously with your family. We love your stories and your many conversations with the four-leggeds in your care.

  2. Anne

    an awesome story…good to see people helping the critters; amazing how big the Humpback Whale is: our true Anecstors !

    I was just looking at the video on Saturday is Photo day blog;

    I watched the video of “The chicken chasing the boy; a funny ! !

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