What should we think about this? A swimmer says that upon seeing a shark around him, a pod of dolphins appeared to “protect” him.
Walker found himself swimming New Zealand’s Cook Strait as a part of the Oceans Seven mission. The British open-water swimmer hopes to be the second person ever to complete this group of seven long-distance swims in sites around the world. He is also looking to raise funds for Stop Whaling, a nonprofit group focused on whale and dolphin conservation.
His swim in New Zealand spanned 16 miles, and he didn’t expect to encounter any sharks. But, alas, Walker looked down in the middle of the swim and saw a great white below him.
Walker was worried, to say the least. And then a pod of dolphins swam up and surrounded him. The group of about 10 stayed with him for an hour until the shark left.
Walker did finish his long distance swim. After 8 hours and 36 minutes.
Did the dolphins act altrustic? Or was there some other motivation. It seems impossible to conclude what their intent was but people LOVED it.