The Firth of Forth appears to have become a winter hotspot for the giant marine mammals, with one humpback
nicknamed "VYking" by local whale watchers due to its striking Y marking on the underside of its tail.
Hannah Jones, from Llantwit Major, co-owner of Marine Discovery Penzance, took this picture of a humpback
whale that was seen off the coast of Cornwall over the weekend HANNAH JONES/FACEBOOK
"The afternoon was equally productive, though minus the humpback
! What an awesome day."
This handout picture released on July 30, 2019, shows a sea lion accidentally caught in the mouth of a humpback
whale in Monterey Bay, California.
Since that time, no humpback
whale was reported stranded in Scotland until the first confirmed record in 1985 (MacLeod et al.
"It also raises issues regarding how Ireland is going to use this important finding to enhance the conservation status of this endangered humpback
"In contrast to the previous humpback
we reported last month, it did not show signs of long term debilitation."
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whale found in Brazilian forest Image Credit: REUTERS
"Along with this astonishing feat, we are baffled as to what a humpback
whale is doing on the north coast of Brazil during February because this is a very unusual occurrence," he added, the (https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12207180) New Zealand Herald reported.
As film-maker Tom Mustill and his friend Charlotte Kinloch are paddling in a sea kayak on a whale watching trip in California, a 30-ton humpback
whale breaches and lands on top of them.
"We are just now beginning to understand 'the other side' of humpback
whale communication, and it is very different from what males sing on breeding grounds," Michelle Fournet, an acoustic ecologist who led the study at Oregon State University in Corvallis, told Discover magazine.