Nine-metre whale photographed off Albufeira coast

A nine-metre minke whale was photographed around 400 metres off the coast of Albufeira, near Oura beach. The massive mammal was caught on camera by a crew member of the Ski Molhado boat trip company on Friday (July 24).
“This species is frequently found in our waters, but not this close to the shore as it is shy,” Élio Vicente, marine biologist from Zoomarine, told Correio da Manhã.

“It may have been resting near the coast or looking for food,” he suggested.

This species of whale is known for being curious despite shy, and is known to approach ships, sometimes even keeping up with moving vessels.