A Tucson conservation group is headed to a spot off the Mexican coast near San Carlos, trying to save an injured sperm whale. The whale was spotted last week, floating along side its dead baby.
Fortunately...it was local fishermen who saw this and contacted the Friends of the Sea of Cortez.
That's who's coordinating this weekend's search and rescue. They're just hoping it isn't too late. Through volunteer efforts and donations, John Brakey already has four planes and four pilots committed to looking for the whale.
Brakey blames the whales injuries on drift gill nets, which are illegal in the U.S., but not in Mexico.
"Drift gill nets are devastating all of fishing."
"We are very concerned...about the destruction of the Sea of Cortez and what's happening."
But bringing about new environmental standards in Mexico isn't going to happen overnight. Then again, saving a whale might not happen overnight either. But this group is certainly going to try.