Humpback whale spotted in Den Helder port

Humpback whale spotted in the port of Den Helder, 27 Feb 2017
Humpback whale spotted in the port of Den Helder, 27 Feb 2017. Photo: @MarineGVtweets / Twitter

A humpback whale was spotted swimming in the naval port of Den Helder on Monday, SOS Dolfijn said on Twitter. "The animal shows normal behavior, so leave it alone for now is the current advice", the sanctuary for whales in the North Sea said.

SOS Dolfijn expects that the whale will leave the harbor by itself.

Humpback whales are a relatively common sight along the Dutch coast. In January one was spotted off the coast of Egmond, according to the Telegraaf. In January last year one was seen near and a month earlier another was spotted off the

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