Humpback whale appears in waters near Zamami Island

Humpback whale appears in waters near Zamami Island

A humpback whale slammed the surface of the water and splashed water off the coast of Zamami Island on December 23.


December 24, 2014 Hirokazu Otsubo correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 23, a humpback whale was sighted swimming in waters about 6 km northwest of Zamami Island. While the whale swam slowly, it occasionally slammed the surface of the water with its tail fin and splashed the water.

At 1:20 p.m. on December 23, a staff member of the Zamami Village Whale Watching Association spotted a whale from an observatory post on the island. The staff member, riding a boat, pursued the whale. The whale repeatedly dived into and then emerged from the water.

According to the association, fishermen witnessed two whales in the waters near Zamami Island on December 27. This season’s whale watching will start on December 27 and will end on April 5 next year.

(English translation by T&CT)

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