When the peak whale season hits between the months of January and March, boaters are more likely to spot whales just off the shores. Unfortunately, they may not spot them at all; this sometimes causes what is known as a “whale strike” in which the boat and the whale collide.
There are men who make survival difficult for animals and then there are men who help. But one bottlenose dolphin witnessed both faces of humans, when it got entangled in a carelessly left fishing line and then got help from divers, who set it free.
It is one thing to surf on board and quite another to hop on to an endangered animal for surfing. Pro surfer Jamie O’Brien has found this the hard way as he faces outrage of Hawaii residents, environmentalists and animal activists after a photograph was posted online showing him ‘riding’ an endangered Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle.