Humans can sometimes find themselves at odds with nature, but sometimes we find ourselves at one. Despite not being able to “talk” to each other, sometimes we find ourselves communicating. It might be the way your dog tells you he’s ready to go outside, or it might be a lot more complex and also, it might be a lot more AMAZING!
James Moskito was working a volunteer trainer and professional diver when he came across a humpback whale in serious trouble. He and his crew worked tirelessly for hours just to try and get the trapped whale free.
The giant mammal had become entangled in ropes attached to a 3,000 lbs anchor. It didn’t look good but all they could do was try. They worked together for over five hours. They remarked that the whale actually seemed to be cooperating and watching them like it knew what they were trying to do.
Moskito said, “Some of the individual ropes went into the blubber two or three inches deep. I put my hand on the whale and I told the whale, ‘Okay. This is gonna hurt.’ The whale was so cooperative, it would open its mouth and a guy would put his hand up inside of it and pull pieces of rope out of the baleen, one by one.”
Finally, they were able to free the whale! But what’s more remarkable, is that the whale seemed to say thanks. The whale dove and came back up, seemed to rub up against them. It was a sight to behold.
“Out of the 26 years I spent in the military doing high-risk and other rescues, there’s been nothing more gratifying than this rescue. Nothing.”