The Sunday Morning Chillax: Short Videos with Big Stoke

The Sunday Morning Chillax: Boating Family Saves a Humpback Whale and Gets a Surprise

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When you get to spot wildlife in their own habitat, it's a special treat. From the smallest critters like butterflies to the exceptionally sized humpback whales you can find in the ocean. If you've ever taken a ride in one of these little boats to go see whales, you'll know the thrill of getting up close to an animal that weighs 80,000 lbs and is about 50 feet long. The humpback whale makes an annual migration of some 15,000 miles so if you're fortunate enough to be at the right place at the right time, it'll be something special. The family in this video had a different encounter on the Sea of Cortez, though. Discovering a humpback ensnared in fishing nets, and learning that help may or may not be on the way, they acted in the only way they knew they could. They went to work carefully cutting thet nets, and then, remarkably, the whale appears to give them a joyful thank you of airy leaps and fin slaps that lasted for over an hour.

At 7:20, listen for the little girl next to the camera. "Mommy . . . she's showing us that she's our friend."

The Sunday Morning Chillax is here while you're enjoying a cup of coffee in the quiet morning as your kids, hopefully, sleep in. No need to read, this is always a video; something to give you happy thoughts about mountains, fresh air, stoke, fun, or being outside. Enjoy. Relax. And, um, not guaranteed to be weekly — hey, you get what you pay for, but it's a dang good bargain.


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