Whale Saves Diver From Shark By Hiding Her Under Its Fin
One recent dive gave a Marine Biologist quite a shock and also saved her life. Nan Hauser isn't a virgin to diving down deep with the whales. She's been doing it for over 28 years, but this time it was different than any other time.
In October, Hauser took a dive off the South Pacific close to Cook Islands. Her mission was to be filmed by a camera crew while she swam along with some humpback whales. She had no idea what was about to happen.
One of the beautiful creatures didn't waste any time and swam right up to Hauser. He started to nudge her with his chin and mouth. The whale even went as far as to try and place her underneath his fin. This wasn't any kind of normal behavior for a whale.
Hauser recalls that the whale just simply wouldn't leave her alone. She tried repeatedly to leave the whale but he just wasn't having it. Eventually the whale pushed her up to the surface, right on his fin. She knew the whale was trying to convey something to her but she just couldn't figure it out.
The whale was insistent on hiding Hauser and she was so puzzled as to why. This went on for over 10 minutes. The whale kept on with the act of nudging her and trying to hide her. At this point, Hauser was beginning to panic and fear that she wasn't going to be able to get away.
She even had the grim thought that her death was going to be caught on camera by the crew. She knew the power of the whale was nothing she could compare to. One whip of the tail fin and her bones would be broken. But, she didn't realize that the whale had no intentions to hurt her. He was actually trying to keep her alive. Hauser had no clue, but she was in danger from something she didn't even see.
Be sure and watch this video to see the incredible actions of this whale to protect a human he had never even seen before. Send this on to another animal lover. I'm sure they would love to witness this lovely act from nature.
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