Scientists accidentally film sperm whale, get adorably excited

A group of scientists onboard the Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus were using a remote operate vehicle to film some underwater footage when a sperm whale just happened to swim by their camera.

Not only is the footage of the whale truly stunning, the scientists' excited reactions are super adorable, particularly the guy who jokes, “We come in peace!” Seems like the Nautilus is a pretty fun place to work.

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[h/t Buzzfeed]

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  1. mr_h says:

    Thank you for posting this. Seriously made my day.

  2. I love the way they don't need profanity to express their pleasure and awe.

  3. I love it. You can tell that THIS is one of those lifetime dream moments for all of them. A very sweet experience.

  4. Wonderful thing.

    I would like to hear their commentary track to this sperm whale scat video...

  5. The Kraken guy was... um- Kraken me up.

    I'll show myself out.

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