Surprising moment humpback whale tail emerges from water and SMACKS in inflatable boat

A huge humpback whale tail (pictured) emerged from the water and hit a tourist boat in Nova Scotia

A great success for tourists: amazing humpback whale tail now emerges from the water and SMACKS in inflatable boat

  • David Mulder captured the incredible scenes near Brier Island, Nova Scotia
  • I was a passenger in the zodiac inflatable whale watching boat for eight passengers
  • Boat captain Guy Melville described the "friendly touch" as a & # 39; highly unusual event & # 39;

Faith Ridler for Mailonline

This is the surprising moment when the huge tail of a humpback whale emerged from the water and hit an inflatable boat.

David Mulder was a passenger on the zodiac whale watching boat near Brier Island, Nova Scotia when he captured the close encounter in the chamber.

The ship is initially seen traveling on apparently calm waters on September 2.

A huge humpback whale tail (pictured) emerged from the water and hit a tourist boat in Nova Scotia

A huge humpback whale tail (pictured) emerged from the water and hit a tourist boat in Nova Scotia

But moments later, the gigantic humpback tail emerged from the water, floating momentarily in the sky before crashing into the bow of the small boat.

The lugubrious black swayed violently for a moment before settling down as the passengers looked around in amazement.

The eight-passenger boat, captained by Guy Melville, is part of the fleet of whale and seabird cruises from Brier Island.

Melville described the "highly unusual event" as just a "friendly touch," the Globe and Mail reported.

He said the mammal was probably over 15 meters long, more than twice the size of his boat.

"I think people were impressed," Melville said.

The lugubrious black swayed violently for a moment before alighting as the passengers looked around in amazement

The lugubrious black swayed violently for a moment before alighting as the passengers looked around in amazement

The lugubrious black swayed violently for a moment before alighting as the passengers looked around in amazement

Captain Guy Melville described the "friendly touch" as a "very unusual event," and said it was probably done out of curiosity.

Captain Guy Melville described the "friendly touch" as a "very unusual event," and said it was probably done out of curiosity.

Captain Guy Melville described the "friendly touch" as a "very unusual event," and said it was probably done out of curiosity.

"Being incredibly intelligent animals, I think it was partly a movement of curiosity and partly a movement of domination."

The event comes after the federal Fisheries Department implemented new regulations that require vessels to keep a distance of 100 meters from most whales, dolphins and porpoises.

An additional distance of 200 meters is required when approaching killer whales and 400 meters if an endangered or endangered species is sighted in the San Lorenzo Estuary of Quebec.

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