0 Kayakers Get Too Close to Whale and Her Calf
<p>Two kayakers off the coast of Perth can be seen becoming a bit too passionate about whales in a video shared to social media on Sunday, September 17, inviting injury to get an up-close look at a mother and her calf.</p><p>The enthusiasts risked both their lives and their bank balances getting within 100 metres of the animals.</p><p>“The whales are normally pretty protective so that’s why I got the drone out because I thought something might happen,” Michael Mccormick, who recorded the video, told <a href="www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/kayakers-gets-too; target="_blank">Perth Now</a>.</p><p>“If it slapped its tail it would have been a pretty hard hit.”</p><p>Southern right whales have a special status under <a href="https://www.slp.wa.gov.au/legislation/statutes.nsf/main_mrti; target="_blank">Australia’s Wildlife Conservation Act</a>. Disturbing them can result in fines of up to $10,000. Credit: Michael McCormick via Storyful</p>
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