A boat bearing whale-watchers amateurs has made an alarming discovery. Whale-watcher has encountered an entangled whale, on Friday night, somewhere along the shore of Dana Point.
When it comes to watching Nature in motion, the best way to do it is to take cruise around the Pacific, lay back in your wicker chair and take a look at how the dolphins and whales dance around you. Whale-watching and dolphin-watching have become something of a sport, with many association springing up overnight, saying that they will give you a show that you’ll never forget.
But some of these associations have taken upon themselves not only to entertain tourist, but also to protect the majestic beasts. One of these boats, commandeered by Captain Anderson (not the same captain Anderson from the Mass Effect game franchise), an esteemed whale-watcher and also the owner of a local wildlife-watching Company has spotted something while taking his customers on a cruise.
The vigilant captain has spotted a whale, somewhere along Dana Point, in Orange County, that seemed to be in distress. Anderson and his crew observed that the whale was entangled in a couple of fishing lines and immediately announced the authorities.
The marine wildlife authorities have arrived later that afternoon, but were unable to spot the elusive and distressed whale. According to their estimates, the whale must be around Mexico by now, because he was travelling at a speed of 3.5 knots.
Other branch services have mobilized in order to track down and help the animal in peril. Members from SeaWorld, from the National Marine Fisheries Service and fellow whale watchers have gathered in order to track down the animal.
Upon taking a closer look at the testimonies, it would seem that gentle sea giant had something stuck to its massive head. One of the witnesses described the object as resembling a barrel or a drum. Last time the animal was spotted was off Dana Point and it would same that it made its way south.
Local authorities are asking the help of citizens in order to locate the humpback whale. If, perchance, someone spots the whale, the best course of action is to call NOAA’s hotline. The specialist urged all citizens who wish to take part in the rescue operation to be very cautious when approaching the sea mammal. They mustn’t take any action to pull the object off the whale’s head.
The situation is even more dramatic when we take a look back at last year’s statistics. According to marine experts, over 1000 dolphins have perished because they got trapped in fishing nets.