Incredible video shows seal getting major airtime after whale launches it 80 feet up

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A crew was filming some footage off the coast of Victoria, British Columbia, when something very unexpected happened. A whale they approached suddenly moved its tail out of the water and launched an unsuspecting seal 80 feet up into the air. The crew, Roll.Focus.Productions, was working on a promotional video for a whale-watching company and was not expecting to capture such a rare scene. Whales are mammals predators and they have different techniques to catch their prey. A very similar situation occurred earlier on when another of these animals was filmed throwing a sea lion 20 feet up in the air as you can see here:

Cetacean expert Dr. Chris Parsons explained this peculiar behavior to the Earth Touch News Network:



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