Humpback Whale Filmed Shielding Diver From Shark

by on January 10, 2018

A never-before-captured video shows the incredible moment a 22,000-kilogram (48,500-pound) humpback whale appears to rescue a snorkeler from a nearby tiger shark, IFL Science reports. Filmed in the warm seas off the Cook Islands, the video shows a large whale pushing Nan Hauser to the surface using its head and mouth. The 63-year-old marine biologist was then tucked under the whale’s pectoral fin, which, she later realized, likely shielded her from a nearby tiger shark. A second whale then uses its tail, slapping it through the water to keep the shark away. Reaching up to 19 meters (62 feet) in length, humpback whales are about the size of a bus. It’s no wonder Hauser was left bruised by the… – International English News

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