Humpback whale beached in Huelva

A Humped back whale has been found beached in Palos de la Frontera, Huelva. The whale was eight metres long and was a young individual. Its undernourished appearance indicates that it may have become separated from its mother. It had numerous injuries probably from drift nets El Mundo. Stop press.The whale has unfortunately died. Humped-backed whales are considered rare off Andalusia’s coasts. 156 marine animals were found beached on Andalucia’s coasts in the first 6 months of 2007. (species list here)

In Spanish ballena yubarta

By the way, I’ve set up this page on whale watching in Spain