The deafening sound of the airgun, and the shock wave it sends through the water, cause Anna (Veronica Ferres) to lose her bearings completely, and she seems about to drown when Chris Cassel (Christopher Lambert) rescues her at the very last minute. Back on board Anna slowly recovers from this traumatic experience. But she was unable to retrieve her father's audio files, since the underwater microphone had been removed.
However, Anna resolves that she won’t rest until she discovers the truth about her father's death and the mysterious disappearance of his report. To her amazement, the local mayor Steven Thompson (Fritz Karl) now tells her he has a copy of the report - which disputes the claim that the humpback whales ever come to Tekoura Bay - and that her father's laptop has been found… completely destroyed. Although this report doesn’t sound genuine to Anna, now the laptop and all the data on it has been destroyed, it is impossible to prove that it is a fake.