the direct and indirect impact of humans on marine life has been more or less negative.
Unstable fishing practices, oil spills, stray fishing nets, and mismanaged garbage are some of the activities that harm, endanger aquatic creatures and cause them great suffering.
Ocean Conservation Namibia (OCN) is a non-profit organization working for the welfare of these voiceless creatures, writes ilovemydogsomuch.
In this video, we see OCN rescuers Antoine and Noud visiting Walvis Bay to look for tangled seals in fishing nets.
This is a daily morning patrol for the duo as several seals find themselves entangled in these nasty wires due to commercial fishing activities in the area. But this was a special day for the rescuers, thanks to the sweet angel seal.
When a leash gets stuck in a fishing net, they panic and run in despair. This often causes the piercing nets to squeeze around their soft bodies, causing them serious injuries. Without the intervention of rescuers, most of these seals either starve to death or suffocate.
It is common for rescued seals to bite their rescuers, to run away in excitement, which, to be honest, is quite understandable given their stressful struggle to survive. However, Antoine and Noud were shocked to see a sad baby in this video.
This puppy was unusually calm when the rescuers approached him. He looked at them with his big gloomy eyes as a sharp fishing line tormented his neck.
He shrugged in frustration as the rescuer grabbed his neck to cut him off. But the moment he was released, the seal’s face shone with gratitude.
Unlike its rescued seals, this seal did not fly at high speed to join its herd. Instead, he remained on the sand, turning his head several times to the rescuers for a delightful experience of thanking them.
How sweet! It is a pity that such wonderful creatures suffer because of human stupidity.
Click on the video below to watch the seal’s baby’s gratitude to its saviour.