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Man Receives Hefty Fine for ‘Body Slamming’ Killer Whale — ‘The Video Left Us Genuinely Stunned’

A New Zealand man has been hit with a hefty fine after engaging in outrageous conduct toward a killer whale.
Instagram video of the act shared by New Zealand’s Department of Conservation shows the 50-year-old diving recklessly towards the marine mammal from a boat.
“The video left us genuinely stunned,” investigation officer Hayden Loper said, according to The Sun.

Video of the conduct was originally shared to Instagram in February.

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The two whales near the boat were an adult male and a calf, according to the Department of Conservation.

The man, who was not identified other than by his age and as a resident of Auckland, continued his harassing conduct toward the animal even after attempting to land on it.
The whale harasser bragged to his friends that he “touched” the creature, as some appeared to cheer him on.

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“We got it, we got it!” a female observer said of the diver’s actions — as another boat rider appeared to drink a beer.
“As well as the initial attempt to dive onto the animal, the man stays in the water and then swims toward it again in a second attempt to …

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