Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

grommetbreachgrommetbreach

Whale Stays by the Side of Entangled Friend Until Freed

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

Some whale watchers witnessed a beautiful act of loyal friendship while out on a vessel off the coast of Long Island recently.

Christine Callaghan, a guide with Pirate’s Cove whale cruises, was with her crew members when they came upon a humpback whale tangled in fishing line and unable to swim, an unfortunately common occurrence. The entangled whale was one Callaghan had seen in the waters often, named Foggy, and she recognized Foggy’s loyal friend as Grommet, another “regular” on whale watching tours. Callaghan described what she saw on the Pirate’s Cove Facebook page:

“[Foggy] had rope wrapped around her head and across her blowholes, and as we carefully approached, we could see that she also had a loop of rope across her peduncle (the narrow part of her tail, just ahead of the flukes), dragging a mass of old lobster traps beneath her. She was listing to one side with the weight of all the gear.”

Callaghan marveled over Grommet’s concern, never leaving Foggy’s side. “I will challenge anyone who claims that humans are the only intelligent, empathetic animals,” Callaghan wrote.

Callaghan and her team awaiting assistance from the Whale Disentanglement Crew, who were able to cut the ropes off of Foggy’s body. And then came a grateful jump for joy from Grommet.

“Now comes the truly amazing thing,” Callaghan wrote. “The instant the rope came off Foggy’s head, Grommet dove, and then burst from the water in a spectacular breach! Tell me that wasn’t a celebration!”

The two humpback whales were last seen swimming off into the bay together.

Photo credit: Pirate’s Cove Whale & Seabird Cruises

Like us on Facebook:
0 Comments
shutterstock_492480847

A Lonely Vegans Guide To Christmas (A Parody)

You’ll need pepper spray, silly-string, flash grenades, rope, and the words to “all I want for Christmas (is a vegan world)” memorised.

shutterstock_253648159

Cashback On “Premature Slaughter”

You may be eligible to claim up to $30 due to your friendly neighbourhood dairy industry “prematurely slaughtering” cattle.

shutterstock_530219830

The £5 Note That Keeps On Giving

The added irony with the £5 note situation is that tallow is a slaughterhouse byproduct, in no way different to the byproducts used in roads, houses, plastics, etc