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VIDEO: Whale lifts kayakers

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Dramatic video shows a 90,000 lb. whale giving kayakers a ride they'll remember forever.

The video was shot by one of the kayakers and begins by showing the whale in the distance.

The kayakers paddle toward the whale, then they stop paddling.

Their kayak appears to float onto the whale, which surfaces and gives them a scary, but amazing ride.

The father and daughter kayakers were off the coast of Puerto Madryn, Argentina when they encountered two Southern Right Whales, according to

A Google translation of the text that appears with the original YouTube post is below-

"an incredible evening, lots of sun, kayaking and whale watching. As we watched from the top of the kayak, if one of the whales turned and came towards our direction and we lifted the boat"

In the U.S., it is recommended that whale watchers stay at least 100 yards away from marine mammals.

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