I'm not really a fan of water. Lakes, streams, rivers, and oceans are all nice to look at, but I'm a land dweller, and just like I expect fish to stay off of my turf, I stay out of theirs.
It's a mutual contract signed by our respective ancestors right before their now-famous rock-paper-scissors match that determined who would get gills and who'd end up with lungs.
So when Viviana Guzman, a professional flutist, composer, dancer, and poet, went into the Pacific on her paddle board to play the flute, it was no surprise that disaster struck in the form of a viral video.
This is when you can tell that something odd was going on
What is that?
That is a whale
So what was going on?
Humpback whales (the one in the video is a juvenile) employ a technique called lunge feeding. The long and short of it is that they will dive below a school of fish, and rise up rapidly to consume them en masse.
The whale wasn't targeting Guzman, she just happened to be at the other end of the buffet line this time around.
Guzman's friend was wearing a headcam, and provided us with an alternate view of the exchange
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