Songs of the Humpback Whale - Chapter 57 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 57 Summary

Oliver goes to Gloucester where he meets marine biologist Windy McGill whose career parallels Sam's. They head out on an inflatable 15-foot Zodiac to Marble, a three-year-old, thirty-foot long, fifty-thousand pound, female humpback whale tangled in a gill net. Oliver dons a wetsuit and dives under the whale to identify where the net is caught. Oliver directs the rescue as he and Windy nudge their Zodiac around and onto the whale. They are tossed off the whale luckily landing in the Zodiac unharmed. Oliver has successfully cut away most of the gill net freeing Mable to swim off to join other whales nearby.

On the ride back to shore, Oliver confides in Windy about Jane and how he wants Jane to know he is in Massachusetts. Windy graciously introduces Oliver to the media, crediting him with the rescue. Oliver describes the procedure he...

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