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New whale species for Britain

Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by DesertRhino150, 28 Feb 2015.

  1. DesertRhino150

    DesertRhino150 Well-Known Member

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    On the 20th February, a mystery whale was photographed off the isle of St Martin's in the Isles of Scilly. It was later found to be a juvenile bowhead whale, the first one in Britain and also the first one in Europe found south of the Barents Sea.

    Sea Watch Foundation Rare Whale – A first for Britain!
     
  2. LaughingDove

    LaughingDove Well-Known Member

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    Wow, a bowhead whale. I'm quite shocked to hear of a bowhead this far south, especially with global warming making it less likely, I would have thought for one to be seen south of the normal range.