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whooping cranesSome of the stories we tell on TCR are humorous, others are emotional. Sometimes we’ve got a story that’s just plain important.On our way down to Rockport in 2009, we had a feeling the story we would encounter there would be important.Captain Tommy Moore was waiting for us when we arrived at his shallow-water cruising boat, the Skimmer. It was early morning and, like Gilligan and the Minnow, Captain Tommy was ready to take us on a three-hour tour. We joined a boatful of other folks who had made their way to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway from all over the world in hopes of seeing one of the most endangered species on the planet: the whooping crane.This part of the Texas Gulf Coast has become…

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