Fin Whale: Rare sighting off Croatia's coast

Out in the open blue water, researchers capture on video a fin whale swimming off Croatia's Adriatic coastline.

Whales are known to visit these waters in the spring and summer months following swarms of krill - tiny shrimp-like crustaceans that whales feed on.

Sightings have also been reported this year off the coasts of Montenegro and Albania further south.

Marine biologists from the Blue World Institute, a conservationist and research organisation, filmed the 15 meter whale swimming in the Velebit Channel, a narrow body of water separating the coastline and nearby islands, near the coastal town of Starigrad.

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Video editor: Riaz Jugon

Source(s): AP