A bunch of divers were unlucky enough to be covered in 100 foot of whale poo after they were caught in the crossfire when a sperm whale decided it was high time to empty its bowels. Luckily for us though they were able to capture the rare phenomenon on camera.
It’s believed to be a defence mechanism for the whale and it happened as four divers swam alongside it off the coast of Dominica. After releasing a whole bunch of turd into the ocean, the whale then turned on its side and flapped it towards the divers so that they would be covered in it and it could get away while they were momentarily incapacitated. Gross.
Keri Wilks, a 30 year old photographer from Canada explained what happened, which sounds completely disgusting:
Four of us got into the water near the whale, then it slowly approached us, stopped, and pointed itself straight down before storm began.
At first, it seemed like a regular bowel movement but rather than continuing its dive down, it remained at the surface and continued to defecate for a startling length of time.
Four of us looked at each other with confusion, then back at the whale, expecting that any second its call from nature would come to an end.
Instead, the whale bobbed up and down, spun in circles and waved the poo in every direction for several minutes while we just sat back and watched.
The water was crystal clear, initially, and was the most idyllic Caribbean blue water that you could imagine.
After a few waves of faeces were released and stirred vigorously by the whale, the water was like chocolate milk, I couldn’t see my hand when I held it in front of my face.
I had poop in my eyes, mouth, wetsuit, everywhere and I was soaked in it from head to toe. But, after leaving the cloud, it quickly washed away, and didn’t leave a smell on us.
I did take an extra long shower once I returned to shore later that day, just in case.
I’ve never heard of it happening before, and I don’t know anyone that has had this happen, it very well could be the first time that it has been photographically documented.