Today’s blog comes from a recent article that was shown on CBS News; it was about a huge humpback whale that was tangled in a large fishing net off the coast of Hawaii. They discuss how a 45 ton wale managed to get stuck in a fishing net what they did to save its life. The whale was stuck in the net for an entire week. They whale was stuck in hundreds of feet of heavy line which had been used to maneuver crab pots off the bottom of the ocean. This is a fairly rare occurrence but it does happen and often times there can be issues with the attempted releasing of such an animal in the past there has been drowning, starvation, and other issues. This got me thinking about what groups are out there to help prevent this from happening and who is out there to fix this when it does happen. It turns out there is an official whale preservation group in Hawaii call the West Hawaii Marine Mammal Response Network. Not only did they help to free the whale but they saw an opportunity to plant a tracking device on him and will take full advantage of monitoring its travel for scientific research. I was impressed by the execution and resourcefulness of the organization and fully support and applaud there research and protective works in Hawaii to help out in a tough situation.