Stunning Footage Shows Whale Protecting A Diver From A Shark Which She Didn't See Coming
Jan 10, 2018 by apost team
A marine biologist was out doing her regular checks when she suddenly came into contact with not one, but two humpback whales. One of the whales appeared to be pushing her away, while the other was thrashing its tail frantically in the water. She didn't know this, but the whales were actually trying to save her life from an approaching shark.
The enormous whales spotted a 15ft tiger shark circling nearby and decided to help the scientist by shielding her underneath its pectoral fin and push her to safety by even lifting her out of the water at one point.
Nan Hauser said: "I wasn't sure what the whale was up to when he approached me, and it didn't stop pushing me around for over 10 minutes. It seemed like hours. I was a bit bruised up."
"I've spent 28 years underwater with whales, and have never had a whale so tactile and so insistent on putting me on his head, or belly, or back, or, most of all, trying to tuck me under his huge pectoral fin. I tried to get away from him for fear that if he rammed me too hard, or hit me with his flippers or tail, that would break my bones and rupture my organs."
"I feel a very close kinship with animals, so despite my trepidation, I tried to stay calm and figure out how to get away from him. I never took my eyes off him which is why I didn't see the shark right away."
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