When He Saw This Whale, He Thought It Was Dead. Then He Made A Startling Discovery
Humpback whales are one of the larger species of rorquals, which are a group of baleen whales. Baleen whales, which are sometimes called whalebone whales, have baleen plates to filter the food they consume out from the water, as opposed to having teeth. Humpback whales enjoy slapping the water with their tails and distinctively long pectoral fins, making a great scene for whale-watchers off the American and Australasian coasts. This species of whale can be found in seas and oceans all around the world, as they usually migrate as many as 25,000 kilometers every year. In this video, a man travelling in the Sea of Cortez spotted a young humpback whale stuck in netting and knew he had to do something to save the poor whale.