One morning a group of men were headed out to fish for salmon. After cruising
along for about ten minutes they ran out of gas. One of them saw Luna swimming
and threw out a line to the whale thinking the mammal would understand and tow
them to shore.
The whale did tow them but not back to shore. For several minutes the sixteen
foot long, 2,500 pound whale pulled them in circles and then towed them away
from shore and out to sea which was the opposite direction they wanted to go. By
the time he had tired of this game and let go of the rope, the men on board were
scared and upset.
Lots of people realized that it wasnt in the young whales best
interest to be overly friendly with people. They foresaw that the more he was
around people the less likely he would return to his own kind. It
was decided that Luna should be captured and then loaded onto a special truck
and driven to the far side of the island and released in the water not far from
own pod was swimming. Once back with his own pod many felt he would return to
his wild ways and avoid people.
The only problem with this plan was the cost. It would cost a small fortune and
it wasnt going to be easy finding the money. Since the money hasnt yet been
found to pay for Lunas rescue, he is still swimming alone in Nootka Sound.
When God made killer whales he never intended for them to be alone. He made
their hearts in such a way that they need others of their own kind to make them
happy. People are like that too. We need others of our own kind to make us
happy. But God has made our hearts very different from any other member of the