Mystery Large Marine Animal (off Yorkshire)
Can anybody help to identify the following fish/shark spotted off the East Yorkshire coastline?
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Location; Mappleton beach, East Yorkshire.
Weather; Sunny, SW moderate wind, 10-13 degrees.
2-3 fish moving in a southerly
direction along the coastline, the first approx. 100 metres from the shoreline
and the others a further 150 m out.
Both rising partially out of the water at regular intervals in a similar manner to a dolphin or porpoise.
Approx. 2-3m long with a totally black appearance. Head could not be seen clearly but both had a large dorsal fin and tail.
Everyone I have spoken to has a different opinion. So I thought I would ask those who know.
Can you help? I have seen seals regularly as I have grown up but nothing like this especially so close to the shore.
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We used to get pilot whales
fairly close to the shore (0.5
mile) but I haven't seen for a couple of years and never as
close as 150m, although I remember when I was young we used
to camp on the sand dunes at Tunstall and early morning
watch the killer whales (Orcinus orca) which came very
close in at high water and they used to breach regularly.
I haven't seen or heard of this occurrence for a few years
hope this helps
Benthic Projects Manager
University of Hull
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