Humpback whale spotted in Firth of Forth –

Humpback whale spotted in Firth of Forth Published:  11 August, 2006

A HUMPBACK whale has been spotted in the Firth of Forth, in shallow waters around a quarter of a mile off Belhaven Bay, near Dunbar.

The sighting is the third of a rare species of whale in the estuary in a month.

Rescue staff were alerted following the sighting, but the whale managed to free itself and swim off.

The sighting follows that of a fin whale, the world’s second largest creature, near North Berwick last month. That was followed by reports of an unidentified large whale off the coast at Dunbar last week. is published by Special Publications. Special Publications also publish FISHupdate magazine, Fish Farmer, the Fish Industry Yearbook, the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation Diary, the Fish Farmer Handbook and a range of wallplanners.