Second largest whale in the world is seen in Sesimbra accompanied by dolphins


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A fin whale was spotted by a group of tourists and two marine biologists, during a tourist trip of the company SeaEO Tours. The animal known to be the second largest in the world was spotted near Meco, in Sesimbra, accompanied by 100 dolphins.

The moment was recorded on Sunday and, according to the SeaEO Tours team, this is “a usual species on the Portuguese coast”. The fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) is known to be the second largest animal in the world and can reach more than 20 meters when adult.


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The 15-meter animal was accompanied by “a hundred common dolphins”, a species that is often spotted along the Tagus River.

“The sighting was so exciting that the 12 passengers, accompanied by two marine biologists, were able to recall the moment in several sightings, each time the whale came to the surface,” the marine animal watching travel company reported.

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