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Whales were spotted in the bay of Palma de Mallorca

Photo Credit: www.gacetanautica.es

Several sailors witnessed the spectacular sight of three fin whales just over a mile off Cap Enderrocat in the bay of Palma on Saturday.

The witnesses showed good judgement by not approaching the whales and instead remained at a safe distance. They stood still due to the lack of wind. The whales approached the sailboat out of curiosity towards the calm attitude of the sailors.

Some boats went out late on Saturday afternoon to fish in the calm waters and were able to see the whales in the usual fishing area across the Cap de Regana.
The fin whale, which can reach a length of 24 metres, is the second largest animal on the planet, after the blue whale. During winter, it migrates to North Africa and may even pass through the Strait of Gibraltar.

The fin whale is found in the Mediterranean. In summer, fin whales gather in the north of the Balearic Islands and reach the Ligurian Sea. On Saturday, three fin whales were sighted in Palma. They appeared to be feeding on large shoals of fish, visible to the sailors. The witnesses showed good judgement by not approaching the three whales and instead remained at a safe distance. The whales, curious about the sailors’ calm attitude, even approached the sailboat.

Some boats that went out to fish in the calm waters on Saturday afternoon were able to see the whales in the usual fishing area across the Cap de Regana.

The fin whale is the second largest animal on the planet, after the blue whale. It can reach a length of 24 metres and is found in the Mediterranean. During winter, it migrates to North Africa and may even pass through the Strait of Gibraltar.

During the summer months, fin whales congregate in the northern region of the Balearic Islands before moving on to the Ligurian Sea. On Saturday, three whales were spotted in Palma, seemingly feeding on a large school of fish within view of the sailors.

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