BBC: Humpback whale off Pembroke coast

Sunday 15th August 2021

A humpback whale has been spotted swimming just off the Pembrokeshire coast.

Ffion Rees was leading a sightseeing boat tour on Tuesday when they saw the mammal – which she said was “very underweight”.

She said it was the first time in 27 years of leading tours that she has seen the species in British waters.

Ms Rees said: “It was an amazing sight, but it was also very sad to see it in that condition.”

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Jonathan Downes
Cryptozoologist, naturalist, musician, singer, composer, poet, novelist and Director of the Centre for Fortean Zoology since 1992. Jon was born in Portsmouth in 1959 and spent his infancy in Nigeria and his childhood in Hong Kong. His wife Corinna died of cancer in 2020, leaving him with two stepdaughters and a six year old granddaughter called Evelyn.