Amid the nationwide lockdown, a video is doing rounds on social media in which a giant creature can be seen in a water body. It is being claimed that whales were spotted at Bombay High Oil Field and it was filmed by ONGC oil rig employees.
The caption of the video read: “Whales spotted in Mumbai ONGC oil rig. Creatures are free while humans are locked!”
NewsMobile fact-checked the above video and found that the claim attached to the video is false.
We extracted the keyframes of the video through InVid. On putting them through Reverse Image Search, we came across a video report by BBC Indonesia dated August 29, 2019, which featured the same video.
[Video] Sekelompok paus bungkuk terlihat melintasi laut Karimunjawa, padahal perairan Indonesia bukan termasuk jalur migrasi tahunan mereka. pic.twitter.com/k3ikjF8D2y
— BBC News Indonesia (@BBCIndonesia) August 29, 2019
According to the BBC report, the video was shot when a group of humpback whales were spotted crossing the Karimunjawa sea in Indonesia.
In conclusion, the above information establishes that the video is old and it is not from Bombay High.
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