Watch Humpback Whale Sailboat Almost Collide in California

first_imgIn the footage, one of the crew members can be heard yelling a warning to the sailboat crew, which reportedly didn’t spot the massive animal.  Then, there’s a scream, since it looks like the sailboat and humpback whale are about to collide.A few seconds later, people on the whale-watching vessel are relieved, as the sailboat and humpback whale manage to avoid each other in the water. It was a close call, but the sailboat’s captain and humpback whale moved just in time and evaded a dangerous collision. Marine animals can receive life-threatening injuries if they are struck by boats: In June, a wildlife photographer snapped a heartbreaking photo of a young pilot whale that lost its tail after it was hit by a vessel. The photographer, who responded to the scene with a marine biologist and wildlife veterinarian, unfortunately couldn’t help the pilot whale, which was euthanized due to to the severity of its wounds.According to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), governments in Canada and the U.S. have introduced rules that help reduce the risk of whales and boats colliding, including traffic separation schemes (shipping lanes), which help route ships around North Atlantic areas with larger whale populations and seasonal speed restricted areas.More on Great White Shark Feasts on Dead Whale in Cape Cod BayPhoto Captures Sea Lion ‘Stuck’ Inside Humpback Whale’s MouthWatch: Georgia Beachgoers Rescue Dozens of Stranded Pilot Whales Watch: Great White Shark Bumps Into Boat Near Whale CarcassWatch: Captain Sees Rare Whale Shark Swim By Boat in Atlantic Whale-watching tour passengers recently witnessed a sailboat and a humpback whale almost hit each other and the scary moment was caught on video.The encounter was filmed from the San Francisco Whale Tours’ Kitty Kat boat on September 7, For The Win reported. Stay on targetlast_img read more