Giant Sperm Whale Approaches Diver with Open Mouth, Enables Safe Removal of Entangled Fishing Hook
It was a remarkable day for Hugues Vitry, a world-renowned Maurician environmentalist and underwater photographer, when he encountered a sperm whale that appeared to be “asking” for his help.
These massive creatures, known for their gentle nature and massive brains, are known to grow up to 55 feet in length and feast on squid that they find in the depths of the ocean.
Vitry, who is also the Diving Centre Manager and Vice President of Marine Megafauna Conservation Organization, has a passion for conserving marine life and has previously freed a whale that was entangled in ropes.
As he was diving out at sea, he noticed the whale swimming close to him, moving its body sideways and opening its jaw to reveal a small fish hook that was causing discomfort.
Vitry quickly took action and removed the hook from the whale’s lower jaw.
Throughout the whole process, the whale remained calm and even seemed to linger after the hook was removed, perhaps thanking Vitry for his help.
The environmentalist hugged the whale, whispering words of comfort and pressed his head against hers, in awe of the whale’s intelligence and gratitude.
This moment was captured on camera and was beautiful to watch. Vitry’s narration of the event, although rough in translation, conveyed his amazement at the whale’s behavior and the experience of helping such a magnificent creature.
He stressed the importance of conservation efforts and urged people not to believe everything they hear about the oceans from the media.
This experience was a testament to the intelligence and gentle nature of these magnificent creatures and the positive impact one person can have on the world around them.
It is a reminder that we all have a responsibility to protect and conserve the diverse and wondrous species that call the ocean home.
Source : https://animalchannel.co