A research team was about 2,000 feet underwater this week when they got the shock of their lives: a curious sperm whale happened by.
"He looks fake!" exclaimed a totally enthused researcher aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus, a 64-meter research vessel operated by the Ocean Exploration Trust, as it filmed live footage in the Gulf of Mexico.
"I'm sure there will be comments like that, but he's totally real," exclaimed another utterly amazed researcher.
"We're going to take a supersample at all of those holes," one researcher was calmly explaining before the whale appeared.
"So, if you're watching on channel 1," said another in a business-as-usual tone, "the supersampler ..."
"WHAT THE HECK IS THAT?"