Blue Whale Impersonates ‘Jaws,’ Scares Sightseers [VIDEO]

By Amir Khan on August 21, 2012 12:25 PM EDT

Blue Whale
Sightseers onboard an Ocean Adventures cruise got quite a scare when what appeared to a giant shark pulled up next to the boat (Photo: Creative Commons)

Sightseers onboard an Ocean Adventures cruise got quite a scare when what appeared to a giant shark pulled up next to the boat, fin raised out of the water like a scene from the movie Jaws. However, they actually got to see quite a different sight instead.

What appeared to be a shark's fin turned out to be one side of a blue whale's tail fluke, slicing alongside the boat. One sightseer managed to capture the whole event on video. One person on video can be heard saying "He's doing his Jaws impression."

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Blue whales are endangered, and are the largest animals on the planet. They can grow upwards of 100 feet long and weigh more than 150 tons. 

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