Marine biologist says whale stable her from 15-foot shark

BRUNSWICK, Maine — A sea biologist believes a humpback whale safeguarded her from a 15-foot tiger shark in a South Pacific. Nan Hauser pronounced she didn’t know a actions of a 25-ton whale that she met face-to-face in a Cook Islands. Then she saw a shark.

She’s listened on a video revelation a large mammal, “I adore you!”

The confront took place in October, though Hauser didn’t upload a video until Monday. It fast widespread around amicable media.

Hauser, boss of a Center for Cetacean Research and Conservation, tells a Portland Press Herald that whales are “altruistic” and mostly censor seals from predators, though she has never gifted or review about anything about a whale safeguarding a human. “If someone told me a story, we wouldn’t trust it,” she said.

The Brunswick proprietor pronounced she was preoccupied to a shark during a tense, 10-minute encounter. The whale started to poke her, and seemed to pull her with a head. The animal also seemed to defense her with a pectoral fin. 

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Her investigate companions incited off an underwater video drone, fearing she was going to be mauled to death. But Hauser kept her video rolling. 

She suffered some bruises and scratches from a encounter, though was differently unscathed. She pronounced that after she swam behind to her boat, a whale flush circuitously as if to check on her.

While Hauser credits a whale for safeguarding her, she acknowledges she can’t know what a whale was thinking.

James Sulikowski, a sea biologist and highbrow during a University of New England who has complicated tiger sharks, pronounced he’s not assured that a whale saved her life. “The shark could have only been unresolved around,” he said. “There’s unequivocally no approach of meaningful a whale’s motivation.” 

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