Monday, August 1, 2011

Whale rescue!

I have loved whales since I was 3 years old when I saw Shamu the whale at SeaWorld, San Diego. I was absolutely in love and yearned to be one of the trainers that got to swim with him!

This was probably the single most defining moment of my life that made me decide that I wanted to be a marine biologist....

Many years on....I am trying to finish my doctorate in marine biology in the beautiful city of Wellington, New Zealand. I recently got this amazing video of a bunch of people rescuing a whale and the whale putting up an amazing display of freedom afterwards. How beautiful is this?!

New Zealand has a lot of whale rescues over the years. There is even this amazing organisation called Project Jonah, who not only rescue marine mammals but also, have courses where you can learn to rescue them yourselves. Wouldnt that be something awesome to do this summer?