On the show I saw they stated that she was fined a few thousand dollars. Yes the whale brought her back to the surface thus "saving her life" but had it not dragged her under she wouldn't have needed saving. They are wild animals not something to just go play with. I'd love to see these people run into a grizzly, think they would go and pet that???? Just because these animals have been domesticated doesn't mean that they are ok to play with in the wild.
Originally posted by Siretsap
Nita, you sure she was charged? I saw that video, you forgot to mention that the whale did bring her back up to the surface thus saving her life. (goes to show you how sometimes not all creatures are here to harm us). You made it sound like the whale was trying to kill her, when she wasn't at all.
From what I heard she wasn't charged and started to study those whales.