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Old 01-08-2018, 05:33 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ~🌄 ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️🌄~
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A woman who was diving was approached by a humpback whale which then physically intervened with her to protect her from a lurking tiger shark. The whale moved and shoved her around and then pushed her up to the surface to her boat to get her away from the shark.

There's some video footage and a report of this incident at the link.

Incredible moment whale 'protects' diver from nearby shark


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Old 01-08-2018, 06:44 PM
 
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That’s beautiful!
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Old 01-08-2018, 06:47 PM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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Yes. Now if we could protect them---from us. We must work harder at this. Lovely news story Zoisite.
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:00 PM
 
Location: the heart is!
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Wow, that was amazingly beautiful, thanks for sharing that Zoisite!

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A woman who was diving was approached by a humpback whale which then physically intervened with her to protect her from a lurking tiger shark. The whale moved and shoved her around and then pushed her up to the surface to her boat to get her away from the shark.

There's some video footage and a report of this incident at the link.

Incredible moment whale 'protects' diver from nearby shark


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Old 01-08-2018, 08:44 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ~🌄 ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️🌄~
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Thanks. This is one of those kinds of stories that I hope will make headlines around the world. I think it would benefit whales and other cetaceans if more people everywhere can see them in light of them being highly intelligent beings capable of compassion and foresight.

I watched the video before I read through the whole report and was at first perturbed when I saw her touching it with her hand as seen through the camera she was wearing on her head. I was thinking "oh, that person shouldn't be touching and patting it with their hand like that" but then when I read the full report I realized she was touching it from necessity, she was pushing her hand against it to prevent it from thumping and pressing too hard against her so it wouldn't injure her.

I was particularly impressed that the whale waited and surfaced to look at the boat and its occupants to ensure that the woman had actually gotten into the boat safely.

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Old 01-08-2018, 09:33 PM
 
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Yes. Now if we could protect them---from us. We must work harder at this. Lovely news story Zoisite.
True, but we can't even protect ourselves from one another.
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