By Josie August 31st, 2023
Realizing his plight towards marine wildlife, a man risks his life when he rides a humpback whale to untangle from a fishing line.
A majestic humpback whale, a symbol of the ocean’s grandeur, found itself ensnared in the deadly grip of a fishing line.
The incredible footage captures the man's struggle to maintain his position on the whale’s back, all the while holding a knife clenched between his teeth.
This endeavor was far from brief; it took three hours for the fisherman to liberate the whale.
The video showcases the sheer determination and courage of the man, as well as the vulnerability of the trapped whale.
Humpback whales, despite their gentle reputation can with the single flick of their tail inadvertently harm a human.
It’s estimated that a humpback whale can produce a force of over 500 pounds per square inch with a single tail flick.
Fishing lines, though seemingly innocuous, are silent killers in the marine world.
Fishing lines can wrap around the whale’s body, fins, or mouth, restricting its movement, causing injuries, and even leading to starvation.
Humpback whales, once hunted to the brink of extinction, have seen a resurgence in numbers.
However, they still face numerous threats, from fishing lines to ship strikes and habitat destruction.