Humpback whale spotted in Firth of Forth – Fishupdate.com

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.

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