In a remarkable video uploaded to YouTube recently we see the incredible moment a man retrieved live baby sharks from the stomach of their dead mom and transported them into the water.
The clip starts after a family finds a dead shark lying on a beach. After moving closer to the shark, the lady filming the video notices movement from the shark’s stomach and suggests that it might be pregnant. Then, one of the family members decides to cut the shark’s stomach open with a knife to investigate.
Passersby gasp in amazement as a sack holding a squirming shark pup falls out of the shark’s stomach. The man helps the shark out of its sack and into the ocean, then pulls two more pups out of the shark’s stomach and places them in the water.
“I think that is the coolest thing I have ever seen,” one witness says.
The Mirror reported that baby sharks are fully independent after being born, so the manner of their birth probably won’t have negative effects on their health or ability to survive.
“This video is a good example of respect to all forms of life,” the video’s description reads. “You cannot help but admire the beach goers that helped the baby sharks live a life in the ocean.”
To date, the video has accumulated more than 160,000 views.