Maine Whale Biologist Says Humpback Whale Protected Her From Tiger Shark

1/10/2018
We may need to rethink what animal carries the title of “man's best friend.” A humpback whale pushed a diver away from an oncoming tiger shark in an apparent attempt to protect her from a potential threat. The diver, a marine biologist, has never seen this whale species exhibit such behavior before.
1/9/2018
AKIPRESS.COM - Marine biologist Nan Hauser says a 50,000lb (22,700kg) humpback whale protected her from a tiger shark during a recent research expedition in the Cook Islands. She believes it could be the first case on record of a humpback protecting a human, BBC reported.
Hauser, president of the Center for Cetacean Research and Conservation, tells the Portland Press Herald that whales are "altruistic" and often hide seals from predators, but she has never experienced or read about anything about a whale protecting a human. "If someone told me the story, I wouldn't ...
A heartwarming video footage has emerged showing a giant, 50,000-pound humpback whale protecting a marine biologist from a shark attempting to attack the latter. The footage, filmed in South Pacific shows marine biologist Nan Hauser being protected by the whale from a shark circling around the ...
She believes this has never been captured on video before and could be the first ever documented case of a humpback whale guarding a human from a shark. The giant whale tucked the 63-year-old, under its pectoral fin and pushed her along with his head and mouth for around 10 minutes, she said.
Houser was swimming near the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, and while she was face to face with a 25-ton humpback whale that many know can kill, the mammal, she believes, was saving her from the tiger shark nearby. She says she tried to stay as calm as possible, but couldn't help but think her ...
It's common knowledge that whales are some of the most intelligent mammals in the ocean, but this breath-taking footage of a giant humpback protecting a diver from a shark proves they may be more like us than we ever thought possible. It's official: Humpback whales are the guardians of the seas.
The whale biologist told the Daily Mirror that she believes the moment in September reveals the whale's intuitive instinct to protect another species of animal. The whale then shielded Nan underneath his pectoral fin and pushed her through the water to safety as another whale warded off the shark with ...
A video making its way around the internet shows a humpback whale protecting a woman from a threatening shark. The whale biologist told the Daily Mirror that she believes the moment in September reveals the whale's intuitive instinct to protect another species of animal. Marine biologist Nan Hauser ...
Marine biologist Nan Hauser credits a 50,000 humpback whale for protecting her from a tiger shark while snorkeling recently. While only about a dozen out of 375 identified shark species are considered to be unsafe, the three species responsible for the most human attacks are the great white shark, the ...
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Nan Hauser said she didn't understand the actions of the 25-ton whale that she met face-to-face in the Cook Islands. A whale biologist, Nan Hauser, from ME was snorkeling alongside the 50,000 lbs. whale when it noticed another underwater visitor lurking nearby. James Sulikowski, a marine biologist ...
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A whale biologist and researcher from Maine says her video captured the moments that a humpback whale helped protect her from a nearby shark while she was snorkeling. Nan Hauser was with a film crew in the South Pacific Ocean on September 15th, when the director insisted that she get into the ...
A new video shows a humpback whale protecting marine biologist Nan Hauser from a nearby tiger shark. The whale pushes her away from the shark using its head, tucks her under its pectoral fin, and even lifts her out of the water. Meanwhile, another whale uses its tail to ward off the shark. Hauser, the ...
"I've spent 28 years underwater with whales, and have never had a whale so tactile and so insistent on putting me on his head, or belly, or back, or, most of all, trying to tuck me under his huge pectoral fin," Hauser, president of the Cook Islands-based Center for Cetacean Research and Conservation, ...
Unknowingly to Hauser, a tiger shark was in the water nearby while she was interacting with the humpback whale during a dive off Muri Beach in Rarotonga, Cook Islands in October. The whale can be seen in the below video tucking her underneath its pectoral fin, although the shark is never clearly ...
Whale biologist Nan Hauser's life is dedicated to protecting these gentle giants and, moreover, proving that whales are naturally intuitive. After 28 years of research, she has in fact shown this to be true through an incredible video that was shot while she was snorkeling for research in the Cook Islands.
(WTHR) — A marine biologist believes a humpback whale shielded her from a nearby tiger shark in the South Pacific, NBC4 reported. Nan Hauser said she thought the 25-ton whale was acting oddly. That's when she saw the shark. Hauser is the president of the Center for Cetacean Research and ...
Seals are often called the dogs of the sea, but it appears humpback whales are man's best friend when it comes to the open waters of the ocean. According to the Portland Press Herald, celebrated marine biologist Nan Hauser found herself in a scary situation in the waters of the Cook Islands in the ...
Nan Hauser and her team were snorkeling near the Cook Islands in October when she filmed the 50,000-pound whale using its head to push the 63-year-old out of the path of the tiger shark. “I wasn't sure what the whale was up to when he approached me, and it didn't stop pushing me around for over ...
CBS Local — A marine biologist in the South Pacific is thanking a massive humpback whale for shielding her from an oncoming shark. Amazingly, the diver was able to capture some of the underwater rescue on film. Nan Hauser and her team were snorkeling near the Cook Islands in October when she ...
In an over-whale-ming show of protection, a 50,000-pound humpback whale shielded a snorkeler from a tiger shark. Biologist Nan Hauser captured the entire scene as it unfolded in the waters off the Cook Islands. Throughout the video, you can see the whale tucking the snorkeler under his pectoral fin ...
A whale's peculiar behavior towards a snorkeler earlier this week offered protection from a tiger shark that was reportedly swimming nearby. 63-year-old biologist Nan Hauser was observing a pair of humpback whales off the coast of Rarotonga, in the Cook Islands when one of the massive mammals ...
(BRUNSWICK, Maine) — A marine biologist believes a humpback whale shielded her from a 15-foot tiger shark in the South Pacific. Nan Hauser said she didn't understand the actions of the 25-ton whale that she met face-to-face in the Cook Islands. Then she saw the shark. She's heard on a video ...
A team of researchers managed to capture on video one of the most heartwarming footage ever. The video already went viral and shocked everyone. While swimming near a humpback whale in the South Pacific, Nan Hauser found herself in the situation of swimming away from a shark that already ...
A viral video of a whale allegedly protecting a marine biologist from a shark has some Youtuber users questioning its validity. Marine biologist Nan Hauser believes a humpback whale shielded her from a 15-foot tiger shark in the South Pacific this fall. Hauser said she didn't understand the actions of the ...
A whale biologist, Nan Hauser, from Maine was snorkeling alongside the 50,000 lbs. whale when it noticed another underwater visitor lurking nearby. The whale moved the 63-year-old to keep her away from a large tiger shark by nudging her with its head, tucking her under its giant pectoral fin and even ...
Hauser, president of the Center for Cetacean Research and Conservation, told the Portland Press Herald that whales are "altruistic" and often hide seals from predators, but she has never experienced or read about anything about a whale protecting a human. "If someone told me the story, I wouldn't ...
A 63-year-old woman was snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean when a 50,000-pound humpback whale started to push her around in the water with its mouth. It was a 15-foot shark that had suddenly appeared that this whale was attempting to save this snorkeler from with its movements. Nan Hauser is a ...
"I've spent 28 years underwater with whales, and have never had a whale so tactile and so insistent on putting me on his head, or belly, or back, or, most of all, trying to tuck me under his huge pectoral fin," Hauser was quoted by the Mirror as saying. "I never took my eyes off him which is why I didn't see ...
1/8/2018
A Maine marine biologist says footage of her swimming with a humpback whale shows the large mammal protecting her from a tiger shark. ... Hauser tells the Portland Press Herald she was in the Cook Islands when she came face to face with a 25-ton humpback whale, which approached her and began ...
BRUNSWICK, Maine - A Maine marine biologist says footage of her swimming with a humpback whale shows the large mammal protecting her from a ... Hauser tells the Portland Press Herald she was in the Cook Islands when she came face to face with a 25-ton humpback whale, which approached her ...
A Maine woman claimed in a viral video that a 50,000-pound humpback whale protected her from a shark attack while she was snorkeling near the Cook Islands in the South Pacific. The video, which was published Monday on YouTube, shows the moment the whale pushed the snorkeler through the ...
A Maine woman diving near the Cook Islands in the South Pacific cavorted with a humpback whale that kept trying to shield her with a giant pectoral fin; it took her a while to figure out the whale appeared to be shielding her from a lurking tiger shark. A video associated with the story in the link below ...
This is the heart-stopping moment a giant, 50,000-pound humpback whale pushed an unsuspecting snorkeler through the water, looking to protect her from a nearby SHARK. A stunning video and images Nan Hauser and her team captured show how the whale pushed biologist Nan with its head and ...
The footage shows the moment that a giant 50,000-pound humpback whale protected an unsuspecting snorkeler from a shark by pushing her through the water. Biologist Nan Hauser swimming off the coast of Rarotonga, in the Cook Islands, when the giant creature swam in to prevent a "potentially ...
Whales have always inspired awe in us human folk with their majesty and sheer size, but there may be another reason for us to love humpbacks. Because it looks like these gentle giants are also heroes of the deep. Marine biologist Nan Hauser claims a humpback whale protected her from a tiger shark ...
A giant, 23-tonne humpback whale took it upon itself to push an unsuspecting snorkeller through the water off the Cook Islands, looking to protect her from a nearby shark. Stunning video and images show how the whale pushed whale biologist Nan Hauser with his head and his mouth, tucked her under ...
A Maine woman is saying her video of being protected by a humpback whale from a threatening shark is the first such evidence of whales' protective nature, according to the British newspaper The Daily Mirror. Whale biologist Nan Hauser, 63, a Brunswick native, was snorkeling alongside the ...
The way Nan Hauser saw it, she was either going to film a miraculous encounter between herself and a 25-ton humpback whale or document her own death. “I've always said I'd be killed by a whale,” said Hauser, a renowned marine biologist who travels all over the world but resides in Brunswick.
The way Nan Hauser saw it, she was either going to film a miraculous encounter between herself and a 25-ton humpback whale or document her own death. “I've always said I'd be killed by a whale,” said Hauser, a marine biologist who travels all over the world but resides in Brunswick, only half-kidding ...
A biologist snorkeling off the coast of the Cook Islands believes she experienced the first recorded evidence that whales can act altruistically in protecting the life of a human. According to The U.K. Independent, Nan Hauser was swimming near Rarotonga, the largest of 15 bodies that make up the island ...
The moment a huge humpback whale pushed Nan Hauser around in the water, protecting her from a shark. (Nan Hauser/Caters). Stunning images show the moment that a 50,000-pound humpback whale pushed a snorkeler through the water to protect her from a nearby shark. The pictures of Nan ...
The moment that a 50,000-pound humpback whale pushed her away from snorkeller to safety from a 15ft tiger shark was captured on camera. Biologist Nan Hauser swimming off the coast of Rarotonga, in the Cook Islands, when the giant creature swam in to prevent a "potentially deadly" attack.
A breath-taking video captures the moment a giant humpback whale protected a snorkeler from a tiger shark, by pushing her through the water and protecting her under its fin. The stunning footage shows the 50,000-pound whale push marine biologist Nan Hauser to safety using its head and mouth, and ...
This is the heartwarming moment when a giant, 50,000-pound humpback whale protected an unaware snorkeler from a nearby Shark as it pushed her out of harm's way. The hypnotising footage was filmed in the waters off Muri Beach, Rarotonga, of the Cook Islands. Viewers can see how the whale ...
This is the heart-stopping moment a giant 50,000-pound humpback whale protected an unsuspecting snorkeler from a SHARK by pushing her through the water. The stunning video Nan Hauser and her team were able to capture - including point-of-view footage - show how the whale pushed whale ...

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