Seals Save Divers From Approaching Shark

Here is an interesting and rather unexpected show of courage by a mob of seals to protect divers.

I came across this video by Discovery UK that shows a pair of divers filming seals. Unbeknownst to them, a white shark was on approach along the shoreline.

This event was observed and captured by a drone photographer. However, the divers were oblivious to the situation. The seals were quite aware of what was happening.

As seen in the video clip, the seals begin to show a clear shift in mood. It was as if they were trying to warn the diver. Eventually a group of seals breaks off and charges at the shark to veer it away.

Perhaps in the seal’s minds the divers were some kind of weird/unaware seals that needed protection. In one of our other posts a seal exhibited somewhat similar behavior where it tried to help a diver by trying to feed him.

Watch the video clip below to see how this all played out.

“Seals Save Divers’ Lives By Forming An Angry Mob Against A White Shark” – YouTube video by Discovery UK

Interestingly, the divers had no knowledge of the approaching shark. I also found it surprising that the cameraman had to contemplate whether or not to inform the divers about the shark.

Just goes to show you that it isn’t always easy to be aware of your surroundings and imminent potentialities…

Images Source: YouTube Clips

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