Friendly Whale Interrupts Beach Volleyball Match

StoryfulPublished: May 30, 2018398 views
Published: May 30, 2018

This is the unexpected moment when a curious whale gives a group of volleyball players the surprise of a lifetime. The huge mammal was spotted near the coast of Delaware, only a few yards offshore. Incredible!

The Dynamic Volleyball Academy’s beach practice was interrupted when they spotted a whale on May 29, only a short distance from shore in Fenwick Island, Delaware. Michele Miller luckily had her phone and was able to record the incident. According to this local report, Miller had seen dolphins feeding off the coast earlier that day and thought she was seeing more of the same. But much to her surprise, right as she started to film, a fin cut through the water revealing the presence of the whale.

The dark waters of the oceans hold a lot of wonders. There is something humans find intrinsically appealing about deep waters. It is almost like our old environment is beckoning us back to its bosom. That is something psychologists need to elaborate. All we know is that there is still so much we do not know about all the secrets the depths of the sea hold, but nevertheless, each new thing we find makes us very intrigued. We have yet to fully comprehend how life functions in the utter depths. We know that the lower you go the harsher the environment becomes and marine life must have developed coping mechanisms to survive the pressure, the lack of sunlight and the scarcity of food.

Whales are intelligent beings. The impact of whales on human culture is reflected in the meaning of whales in literary lore: it symbolizes travel, life, nobility, diligence and peace, and the fact that the path may not be always easy, but that does not mean that it is not worth travelling.

It is not very often that we see deep-sea life travel to the shallow waters. It’s most likely because of the size of these marine beasts but also because of the temperature difference. This makes the shallow parts of the oceans safer for us to swim in, even though this footage makes us question this conclusion completely.

A curious whale was sighted in Fenwick Island, Delaware near the coast which gave a group of volleyball players a fright. This person managed to capture the amazing footage on camera, filming the chilled whale hanging out in the shallow cove in front of them. According to an expert on whales, they usually come close to shore to scratch barnacles off their bodies and rest. Amazing!

If you liked this video, you should also check out this magnificent aerial shot with a drone and a GoPro of a gigantic whale shark casually swimming alongside some people. How cool is that?

What did you think about this video? Make sure you tell us more in the comments down below. If you like what you see, don’t forget to share it with others who might like it as well. It just might be the highlight of their day! Enjoy!

Credit: Michele Miller via Storyful

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