|While fishing with John and Mary Hechk, we came across this sea turtle trapped in a wooden crate. it would have died if Jose Pino had not released it. This goes to show, even innocent debris from man, can be a death trap for sea life.|
|A humpbacked whale, with the Sierra Madres in the background.|
This is what needs to be done in Mexico! Jose was not limited as the Zihuatanejo captains are; where the illegal fishermen are a cousin or a brother-in-law. He did not know them, but knew they were illegally killing sailfish, and his future. They got the message.
An interesting note is when we were only about ½ a mile off the point, we spotted two humpback whales. We shut the engine down and got the cameras ready. Just as the cameras were coming out of the bags, one of them went completely air-born about 150 feet away from the panga. It was truly awesome. While waiting for another, the second one breached further away and where we weren’t looking. I got off a snap shot…but it is blurred.