I’ve ensure one too many shark movies to ever try scuba diving, especially in the open ocean.
But for those crazy enough to swim with the fishes, it’s reassuring to know that there are some friendly animals around you that are looking out for your best interests. Marine Biologist Nan Hauser has explored the depths of the oceans for decades, but during a recent snorkeling jaunt, she experienced something new and unbelievably arousing.
While exploring the seas off the Cook Islands, video footage depicts a large humpback whale trying to shield Hauser from an oncoming tiger shark.
The whale can be seen use its head and mouth to try and pushing Hauser to the surface, while another nearby whale use its tail to fend off the shark.
According to Hauser, this is the first documented case where a humpback whale has protected a human against predators.