Whale Does 'Thank-You Dance' After Rescue

Humpback seems to show its appreciation for freedom
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2011 1:20 PM CDT

(Newser) – This will bring a smile to whale fans: A humpback freed from fishing nets performed what one rescuer could only describe as a "thank-you dance." Again and again and again. A group from the Great Whale Conservancy freed the whale off the coast of Baja California, Mexico. Afterward, it leaped from the water dozens of times (they counted 40) as they followed along for about an hour. The video got noticed by Reddit and BoingBoing.

"Yes, there could be more dull explanations for her behavior, but she sure looks like one overjoyed whale to me," writes Xeni Jardin at BoingBoing.

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