Diver SPAT OUT alive by whale after being sucked into its mouth

12 March, 2019, 06:01 | Author: Sue Mclaughlin
  • 039;I instantly knew a whale had grabbed me,’ man spit up by one says

"Looming up out of darkness below came a Bryde's whale shooting up into the ball of fish, gulping all in its path", he told AFP, adding that his legs were hanging from the mammal's mouth during the incident at the end of February.

He'd been in the water for just a few minutes when the whale showed up.

"It gives me a connection to the whale which I don't think anyone else has had", Schimpf added, in quite an understatement.

Most of us have a cartoonish idea of what the inside of whale's stomach looks like thanks to Pinocchio, but diver Rainer Schimpf nearly found out what a whale belly looks like for real.

The whale realized what happened and let go.

A diver in South Africa escaped from a whale of a story that some have exclusively heard about within the Bible.

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"Once I felt the pressure, I instantly knew a whale had grabbed me", Schimpf said.

"The next moment I kind of felt the whale was turning either way, and the pressure was released, and then I was washed out of the mouth", said Schimpf. We got in the water and the next moment something grabbed me from the left.

Some said that his experience is akin to the Biblical tale of Jonah, the 8th-century prophet who was swallowed by a whale or a giant fish. When a mammoth marine creature like a Bryde's whale - which is usually around 14 or 15 metres long (45 or 50 feet) - opens its mouth to feed, it engulfs whatever is in its way. This was no attack, it was not the fault of the whale, and they are really sensitive.

"As Rainer moved towards the bait ball, suddenly the water churned widely up, and I knew for sure that something was about to happen so I held the focus of my camera on him firmly", Toperczer said.

Bryde's whales are members of the baleen whale family, a group that includes blue whales and humpback whales, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Meanwhile, a pod of killer whales with distinctive round faces has fuelled speculation among scientists of a new species. He was part of the team that spotted the orcas off Cape Horn at the tip of South America.

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