Friday, 30 December 2011

20-metre whale turns up in the port

A Rorqual or Finback whale
ALGECIRAS Dock workers at Algeciras port yesterday morning saw a very large whale that had found its way into the commercial area of the port. The whale was reported as being as large as 20 metres. Having made the report, members of the Centro de Gestión del Medio Marino (CEGMA, or Marine Management Centre) went out to watch its behaviour, to see if it was injured or ill, and act accordingly. Warnings to local shipping went out as soon as it was first sighted and it was seen again at 3pm. The Circe organization in Tarifa says it is very likely to be a
rorqual or finback whale, which is in its migration stage at present. No further sightings have been reported since then.

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