Book: The Eye of the Whale

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In December 2005 ,off the coast of San Francisco, a fisherman reported that he had discovered a humpback whale tangled in hundreds of yards of crab-trap lines and struggling to stay at the surface. Four divers, including James Moskito, responded and spent 4 hours cutting the lines off the animal. Once freed, the whale swam around the divers in circles and figure of eights, before gently nudging and looking directly at each diver.

Author and illustrator Jennifer O’Connell has produced an illustrated book entitled The Eye of the Whale that tells the story of the rescue, as well as the whale’s remarkable and profound connection that it shared with its rescuers.