Modern Robin Hood Frees Endangered Whale by Cutting Rope with Crossbow

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You can’t call a guy with Trick Shot – Crossbow, a granola-munching hippy unless you want to learn the literal meaning of “bleeding heart”.

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Photo: NOAA/Northeast Fisheries Science Center, public domain.

“Pass me that crossbow…”
Who said protecting marine life was boring? A team with the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies used an arrow with 4 razor blades and a crossbow to free a Right Whale (classified as “endangered” on the IUCN’s Red List) from a rope that ensnared its upper jaw and could potentially kill it by cutting into its flesh over time and causing infection. These thrilling heroics are even more impressive since Right Whales are known as a species that is very evasive and won’t let humans approach it…Read the full story on TreeHugger

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