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50ft sperm whale spotted near Kirkwall Bay

A 50ft sperm whale, which may be ill or injured has found its way into Kirkwall Bay in Orkney.

Scottish SPCA inspector Mike Lynch said it was not normal for a whale of such size to be in such shallow water.

The young male was spotted swimming slowly only yards off Kirkwall pier.

A crowd of locals gathered to see the whale which appeared to be in a poor condition.

Fionn McArthur reports.

  • 12 Oct 2011
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