What is it about touching things that folks don’t understand.
A few surfers somehow managed to agitate an adult female southern right whale she and her calf were enjoying the surf. This happened near a popular Sydney beach after a free diver reached out in an attempt to touch the young calf.
As chance would have it, Dominique Taylor was able to capture incredible drone video of what happened.
A few things come to mind. First the No-touch rule and maintaining a safe distance. These mammals are huge and one would think that common sense would kick in at some point.
I guess you can say they were lucky that the whale wasn’t having a bad day 🙂
A more recent version of the video indicates that two women were injured, one having to be flown to hospital with fractured ribs, the other with a torn hamstring
See this updated video below –
Images Source: YouTube Clips
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Divers Whacked By Whale Protecting Her Calf