The humpback whale spotted off the County Down coast
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Humpback whale spotted off County Down coast

A group of Northern Ireland yachtsmen have spotted a humpback whale as they travelled from Portpatrick in Scotland to Ballyholme, County Down.

Rory Flannigan from Ballyholme Yacht Club said it swam under their boat and described it as a "spectacular" sight.

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group have validated it as the 305th humpback whale sighting off the Irish coast in the past decade.