Biologist reunited with the whale that saved her

By Katie Russell

“If someone told me this story, I wouldn’t believe them…”

While out filming, whale scientist Nan Hauser was suddenly faced with the largest tiger shark she had seen in her life. That was until a whale lead her back to the safety of her boat. After the incredible encounter, Nan never expected to see the whale again but, amazingly, a year later the whale returned.

Witness the unbelievable story and their emotional reunion in this episode of #CloseEncounters. 

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