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VIDEO: Boy swims with sperm whale off Norway

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VIDEO: Boy swims with sperm whale off Norway
Sperm whale in Norway - Sven Halling
07:42 CEST+02:00
A 15-year-old Norwegian boy took his life in his hands when he dived into the water and began swimming alongside a sperm whale just outside Bergen.
"I sat on the rock and looked at the whale. Then I felt a tingling in my limbs," Jan Arthur told VG newspaper. "Then I went down to the water where I started to undress myself. I asked a whale expert if he thought it was dangerous. 'Do not jump in the water,' he said. But I jumped anyway." 
 
 According to Arne Bjørge at Norway's Institute for Marine Research, Jan Arthur is lucky to have survived. 
 
"Sperm whales are large animals. A single blow with the tail could kill a person," he told VG newspaper. 
 
The 15m sperm whale has been swimming around a bay in the town of Øygarden since Thursday last week, to the delight of spectators. 

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