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Video: Massive Fin Whale Delights Onlookers with Rare Breach

Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) jumping in the Algeciras Bay, Cádiz

Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) jumping in the Algeciras Bay, Cádiz during a 2010 Oceana expedition. (Photo: Oceana / Carlos Suárez)

Late last month, a playful fin whale gave a lucky group of spectators the experience of a lifetime as he breached from the Strait of Gibraltar, a narrow strait that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. Fortunately, a research assistant for Conservation, Information and Research on Cetaceans (CIRCE) happened to have her camera on and ready to catch this extremely rare occurrence. The assistant caught breathtaking scenes at 0:03, 0:27, and 1:13 in the video.


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