Humpback whale spotted off coast of Zamami Island swimming leisurely
December 26, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo
By Yoshikazu Miyazato
On December 25, it was confirmed that a humpback whale visited the northern sea of Zamami Island. It is the first whale sighting of the season.
Kiyoshi Miyagi, 57, a member of the Zamami Whale Watching Association, managed to take a photograph.
The humpback whale appeared in the sea off the coast of the island.
The whale swam around the island for a while, eventually heading north.
The whale watching association will open its office on December 27.
Zamami Village has kicked off the whale-watching season, which continues till March next year.
(English translation by T&CT)
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