When Michael Fishbach set out for his day of boating around the beautiful waters of the Sea of Cortez, he probably didn’t think that it would be the day he and his friends would become wildlife heroes. As luck would have it, that’s exactly what happened.
The group came upon a stranded humpback whale who was so tangled in a mesh of nylon netting that she was beginning to drown, and as Fishbach noted in this video, was possibly an hour from death.
The crew worked tirelessly for more than an hour to free the stranded whale and, to their elation, eventually succeeded. Then, magic happened.