Experience Doesn’t Matter Sometimes
Although Hauser has had decades of experience diving with animals, she was not expecting anything like this. It was even more surprising to her that the encounter was with a humpback whale, which are ginormous relative to humans.
As the whale approached, she attempted to remain calm, and was careful to not to upset the huge creature. As it began to get closer to her, she began to panic, having never been in a situation quite like this before.