Whale Of A Guy

Man With A Mission Untangles Ocean Giants

During the summer of 1990, a 30-ton humpback whale was feeding on the northern end of Stellwagen Bank, off the coast of Provincetown, Massachusetts, when it became entangled in a gill net. the indestructable, transparent net—used by fishermen to catch cod and haddock—was cinced in the whale’s mouth, draped over its back, billowing out 50 yards behind its tail as it swam.