Whale watching tour starts

Whale watching tour starts

On December 21, a humpback whale off the coast of Zamami (Photograph taken by Yuji Sano).

December 25, 2015 Hirokazu Otsubo Correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 21, fishermen reported to the Zamami Whale Watching Association the appearance of two humpback whales. Association staff started looking from an observation point for signs of spray from a whale’s blowhole and successfully found a humpback whale.

They took a photograph of the whale and checked the pattern of its tail fin. The whale matched the association’s identification number Za-221. The whale has been identified several times since 2001. On December 14, the presence of a humpback whale was confirmed in Zamami for the first time this season. Zamami Whale Watching association restarted whale watching tours on December 27.

(English translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato)

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