October 21, 2021

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Safe and sound after a fisherman is “swallowed” by a whale

This is a Pinocchio story that could be taken for granted if it is not considered credible by whale experts. A lobster fisherman from Massachusetts in eastern America “Swallowed” In short, on Friday, June 11, a humpback whale was able to describe his life, and his adventure, before being thrown back into the sea. “Hello everyone, I want to clarify what happened to me today.”Michael Packard, a fisherman originally from Provincetown, about 200 km from Boston, found the story in the ears of a local newspaper. Cape Cod Times (In English).

“I was diving for crabs when a humpback whale tried to eat me. I kept my mouth shut for 30 to 40 seconds before it came to the surface and spat me out. I have no wounds in it, but no bones. Thank you to the Bravinstown rescuers for their care and assistance.”, He wrote briefly after being admitted to the hospital. When asked by local CBSN Boston, Michael Packard said it was at a depth of 13 meters “Suddenly I felt this big blow, everything turned black.”.

He first thought he had been bitten by a shark. But as he continued to breathe, thanks to his dive regulator, he had no teeth and no major pain. “So I felt, ‘God, I’m in the mouth of a whale, and it’s trying to swallow me.’. “I thought, + That’s it (…), I’m going to die, and I’m thinking about my kids, my wife, there’s really no way out of it. Suddenly she’s bursting at the surface, my head starts to shake. I was, I was floating … I do not believe I left it. I’m here to say it. “.

Michael Packard is believed to have had at least one witness, and is credible: Josiah Mayo, who went with him on this fisherman and followed him, up to the bubbles, from their boat. He was the one who helped rescue him and called the rescuers for help. Josiah Mayo, one of the whale researchers and experts at the Coastal Research Center in Provincetown, the region where whales feed this season, is the director of Center Humpback Whale Research. “I know those involved (…) so I have every reason to believe what they say is true”, Said.

She did not see anything, though she could not say for sure what had happened, but never heard of it “Accident” That type, “(Fisherman) may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time”, She estimated. When these whales search for food, “They darken, open their mouths, swallow fish and water very quickly, and then reject water through their palate.”, Who are acting “Like a filter”, He explained. “Their mouth is too wide.”, Further “Their throats are so narrow, they have no way to swallow anything big” Like a man, she continued.

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