Blue Whale Shields Research Diver from Shark Attack by Going Out of its Way

The ocean is a mysterious world and can never keep us from wondering about it. Although people know quite a bit about some of the marine life that lives in these waters, almost every day, scientists and researchers get to know something new. Marvelous things are being discovered.

Whales and sharks might be known well, but they are still as mysterious as the ocean they swim in.

Two aquatic mammals that people know the most about are sharks and whales. That includes that sharks can be aggressive while mostly, whales are docile. However, one recent story has emerged that gives an entirely different perspective of these two impressive creatures.

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On average, whale reaches nearly 100 feet in length and can weigh up to 330,000 pounds. But there are also many smaller varieties. However, most of them are now endangered due to human activities.

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A video has been uploaded to social media, and it has helped us learn something new about whales. Sometimes, they connect with humans in ways we still don’t understand. They do swim next to boats and breach the water when they feel excited or happy but this video shows something far more different and beautiful.

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Since then the video has gone viral, proving it must be special…and it is. It starts with a female diver by the name of Nam swimming right up next to a huge whale. She explains that this creature was wanted to keep her within a particular area.

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She told that whenever she tried to swim around the whale, it’d move its body as though trying to shield her. This massive creature kept on doing this over and over again. Initially, Nan couldn’t figure it out.

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One can see in video, Nan gently petting the whale, which seems to adore her touch. It’s such a marvelous moment between a small woman and a large mammal. In a unique way, they connected.

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However, the whale wouldn’t leave her side. Initially, after entering the water, the whale swam towards her and wouldn’t stop. That’s when it started pushing as though it was trying to stop her from swimming in other direction.

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The whale was so adamant on directing Nan’s movements that it became somewhat assertive. In Nan’s mind, she kept saying, “Whoa, whoa, hold on.” At one point, she tried to go away but the whale wouldn’t let her to leave. She was completely shocked to see the behaviour.

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If she tried to go too far away, the whale would come back only to repeat its antics. Only possibility is, this mammal knew something that Nan didn’t. This creature wasn’t trying to do any harm to her. Moreover, he put her on his head and even came in front of her.

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Not being able to understand the reason for the whale’s behavior, Nan started to feel scared. The next thing she knows, he props her out of the water on its pectoral fin. She could see the boat and started to call for help. This entire incident went on for more than 10 minutes.

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When she got above the water on the whale’s back, she spotted a shark. It turne out there was a large Tiger Shark that had set its eyes set on her as its prey. Finally, she realized the whale had just saved her life. All she could say was, “Oh my God, he was protecting me.”

Take a look at the video below:

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