San Francisco: The world's deepest seas are home to some of the most fascinating creatures on the planet.
However, mankind, marred by selfish motives, only seeks personal benefits, which involves killing these priceless treasures of nature.
But then again, there are some people who will do anything to save them.
Weighed down by a 3000-pound anchor and tight binding ropes set as traps by poachers, a humpback whale was spotted by crab fishermen in the middle of the sea, who immediately reported the matter to the Marine Mammal Center.
Quick on the uptake, a crew of divers and volunteers acted immediately to help the poor mammal and set out to find it.
Among the divers was a man named James Moskito, who was an experienced diver and an animal activist. He had done high risk rescues for over 25 years, some with the military, and was the first to enter the water.
On getting into the water, he found that the numerous lines had become wrapped all around its body and had started to dig deep into the whale's skin. The lacerations appeared painful and were slowly weakening and sapping the whale of its strength, thereby making it vulnerable to predators. It was impossible for the whale to free itself without human intervention.
It took a five hour long arduous process to completely free the humpback and that's when an unexpected thing happened. Want to know what it was?
Check it out in Moskito's words!
(Video courtesy: White Shark Video)