Did a Whale Shark Save this Tuna?

Caught on Video: A whale shark barrels down a spear diver, allowing a pursued tuna to swim off into the blue
By Chino Mendoza

This video has gone viral and I wonder what really happened on this event.  A spearfisher got more that what he bargained for when a huge whale shark snuck up behind him and gave him a scare while preparing to shoot a tuna.

As we can see on the video, the spearfisher screamed when a massive whale shark swam towards him and even bumping him. It was definitely a big surprise!

So was the whale shark was saving the tuna? Was it simply feeding and not worried about hitting the diver? Regardless the reason, that tuna was very lucky to get away.  The spearfisher was also luck to get out of that situation unharmed.


video: Live5News



via Live5News


Chino Mendoza , is an avid diver and underwater photographer and tries to go everytime he can.  He is based in Manila which is a few hours Anilao which is the “critter capital of the Philippines”  He likes to shoot macro and his favorite subjects are nudibranchs and frogfishes.

Get in touch with him via email at lorenzo@bluewaterphotostore.com

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