As part of the whale rescue team, Dave Anderson gets a hug and a kiss from his wife, Gisele, after he and other experts successfully freed the young gray. Thanks to the efforts of the team from Sea World in San Diego, the Ocean Institute in Dana Point and the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach, the whale, which had been ensnared in net and ropes in Dana Point Harbor since Monday -- so immobilized that observers at first thought the animal was old and ailing -- quickly swam away into open waters. See full story
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