Humpback whale free from Ventura Harbor

May 21, 2017

It appears a humpback whale that was trapped in the Ventura Harbor Marina on Saturday found its way out during the night.

After spectators noticed the 35-foot whale swim into the docks several times and crash into the back of a boat, a rescue operation was mounted. Wildlife experts used underground sounds to help the whale find its way out.

Rescuers left a hydrophone in the water when they left the scene Saturday evening. By Sunday morning, the whale had found its way out.

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They freed Willy. Good on you’s people.

…or Willy just left, but either way, we’re all heroes!