Captain Dave Anderson told Ellen about the amazing rescue of a whale trapped in a fishing net off Dana Point, Calif. In the second half of his interview, they discussed responsible fishing, how to be aware of what you're eating, and how you can help marine life.

To learn about the effects of fishing nets, visit Other organizations that can educate you about the plight of whales include World Wildlife Fund, The Whaleman Foundation, The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, Cetacean Bycatch Resource Center, and Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Futures Society.

video: the dangers of fishing nets