A yacht trip can be a pleasant experience, but it can also hold an unexpected surprise. This is what happened to a group of people who filmed a huge whale that leapt out of the water and caused screams of terror.
One group enjoyed a blue, cloudless day by boarding a pleasure boat in front of the shores of New York, USA.
But while they were calm and filming with their camera, they took the terror of their lives with the appearance of the huge cetacean: a humpback whale.
Video of the US whale jump and scare
The navigators were ahead of the long shoreline of the beach when they suddenly noticed a strange movement in the water near their yacht, which in just a second led to a completely unexpected situation.
He the video was shared by Nicole Liotta In his Instagram account, he has a text suggesting: “Turn it up for full effect”.
It is indeed that, in the images that spread 20 minutes A is appreciated scream of terror of one of the people who were on board seeing the humpback whale so close, that it just hits the rail of the boat and generates a big jolt.
A day they will never forget, first out of fear, of course, and then for having seen a species so close up, perhaps like few others in the world.
What does a humpback whale look like?
The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a robust cetacean of Average length of 15 meters for males and 19 for femaleswith an average weight of 45 tons.
It takes its name from the “hump” that forms when diving, in front of the small low and fleshy dorsal fin which can be triangular or falcate, located in the rear third of the back.
It is robust, the body rapidly decreasing in thickness towards the tail.
THE the head is broad and rounded with flattened dorsal surface. On the back of the head and on the lower jaw there are more or less randomly distributed prominent tubercles (cotote).
THE the pectoral fins are very long (5 to 7 metres) can measure up to a third of the body length, are wavy at the fore edge and predominantly white below and mottled black and white above.
Reaches the sexual maturity in less than 10 years and mating takes place shortly after the birth of the young in winter in tropical seas.
They live about 50 years and according to specialized cetacean sites the current population in the waters is 20,000 specimens.
The healthiest populations are considered to be those of the northwestern Atlantic Ocean: Canada, the United States and Mexico, among others.
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