Saturday, 26 March 2011


This is sadness and beauty holding hands.

"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, 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."


  1. That is a beautiful story! And people think animals don't have souls.

  2. This is an amazing story. Animals are so much more intelligent and aware than anyone gives them credit for. Thank you so much for sharing!
    And thank you for your comment. I would love to work for a publishing company too! Now that would be an office job I wouldn't mind at all.
    I think we'll both find our way. Uni has a way of doing that, but just remember that it is nothing like it really would be. I HATE the parts of my degree spent at uni; but I love being out on prac and learning by doing :) so don't let your classes turn you off something that you're passionate about!

  3. this is amazing. I seriously have goosebumps.