I saved a whale today……more or less
As you may have heard, a whale was entangled not far outside Gloucester Harbor yesterday and Cape Ann Whale Watch Hurricane II stopped its tour to oversee/whale-sit) the whale until help arrived. It was a privilege to be on board and feel as though we were even a small part in helping. Clearly the whale was stressed which was difficult to witness. Soon after, the F/V Lily arrived with Captain Billy Muniz aboard to also assist.
The Gloucester Harbormaster arrived and the Hurricane II left to continue its planned tour. We’d been informed the whale was loosely tied up and had been freed. It was a great relief. We checked around on the way back to harbor, but did not see the whale around.
Shortly after return to harbor, we witnessed (but no pictures…so sorry) a whale off Atlantic Road gently making its way around. I feel certain in my heart it was the very same whale finding a way to thank those who helped give him his freedom.