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    If you read the front page story of the SF Chronicle on Thursday, Dec 14,
    2005, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become
    entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by
    hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She
    also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body-her tail,
    her torso, a line tugging in her mouth.

    A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farralone Islands (outside the
    Golden Gate) and radioed an environmental group for help. Within a few
    hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the
    only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her-a very dangerous
    proposition. One slap of the tail could kill a rescuer. They worked for
    hours with curved knives and eventually freed her.

    When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous
    circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and
    nudged them, pushed them gently around-she thanked them. Some said it was
    the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives. The guy who cut the
    rope out of her mouth says her eye was following him the whole time, and he
    will never be the same.

    May you, and all those you love, be so blessed and fortunate----to be
    surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the things that
    are binding you. And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving
    gratitude.

    I pass this on to you in the same spirit ...

    Have a great day!

  • #2
    Nice story Teresa,
    thanks for posting.
    leela

    Originally posted by Teresa Kramer View Post
    If you read the front page story of the SF Chronicle on Thursday, Dec 14,
    2005, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become
    entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by
    hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She
    also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body-her tail,
    her torso, a line tugging in her mouth.

    A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farralone Islands (outside the
    Golden Gate) and radioed an environmental group for help. Within a few
    hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the
    only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her-a very dangerous
    proposition. One slap of the tail could kill a rescuer. They worked for
    hours with curved knives and eventually freed her.

    When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous
    circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and
    nudged them, pushed them gently around-she thanked them. Some said it was
    the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives. The guy who cut the
    rope out of her mouth says her eye was following him the whole time, and he
    will never be the same.

    May you, and all those you love, be so blessed and fortunate----to be
    surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the things that
    are binding you. And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving
    gratitude.

    I pass this on to you in the same spirit ...

    Have a great day!
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