A humpback whale nearly swallowed two women kayaking off a beach in San Luis Obispo, California.
According to the Fox 26 News channel, Julie McSorley and Liz Cottriel carried out the observation of aquatic mammals on site, not far from the coast.
The duo was accompanied by other water sports practitioners
When the huge humpback suddenly emerged from the water…
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… and launched the vessel into the air! ‘I thought, ‘I’m dead, I’m dead,” explains Liz, ‘I thought [a baleia] would fall on my face
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‘The next thing I remember is being underwater’
Several people lunged toward the women. Luckily, none of them were injured after the incident.
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‘We got back in the car and a bunch of fish came out of my shirt,’ says Liz. The only ‘victim’ of the whale was Julie’s car key, which ended up at the bottom of the sea
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The woman above suffered injuries comparable to those of a hit-and-run after being run over by a humpback whale.
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According to channel 9News, Alicia Ramsey, 30, was snorkeling off the Australian coast of Exmouth, 1,264 km from the mainland, during a guided tour to watch whale sharks.
However, a humpback whale accompanied by its calf approached the group carrying out the expedition.
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“The mother went into protection mode and placed herself between us and the calf,” Alicia explained.
It was at that moment that one of the animal’s fins emerged and hit the young woman as she returned to the water.
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She says she only realized the severity of the attack when she got back on the boat. Alicia had fractured ribs and several scratches across her body.
The Australian was taken to the hospital, where the doctor in charge compared the patient’s injuries to those generated by a collision with a car.
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‘She was huge, immense’, recalls Alicia, ‘I looked into the water and could only see a part of her’
A fisherman caught a piece of ‘whale vomit’ worth R$ 1.1 million. Understand next!
A fisherman from the Island of Orchids, in Taiwan, brought to the surface a piece of ‘whale vomit’ worth US$ 200,000 – the equivalent of R$ 1.1 million
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According to the Liberty Times newspaper, the man, identified only by his surname Li, made the discovery in March, on a beach near the village where he lives.
Intrigued by the sweet-smelling 4 kg stone, Li sent samples of the find to National Kaohsiung University, where they were analyzed by biological sciences professor Cheng Shi-Yie.
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The tests confirmed the fisherman’s suspicion: the mysterious object is the very valuable ambergris, also known as ‘whale vomit’ or ‘floating gold’
The solid substance, formed in the intestine of sperm whales, is mainly used as a fixative in the production of perfumes.
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Currently, the price of ambergris on the international market is around US$ 50,000 per kilo — around R$ 280,000
Professor Cheng classified the fisherman’s find as extremely rare and very valuable.
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Li intends to sell the ‘whale vomit’ soon and use the money for family expenses
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