After the killer whale in May, a new cetacean – probably a fin whale – was observed on Thursday June 30, 2022 between the Normandy bridge and the Tancarville bridge. A cetacean was observed again Thursday June 30, 2022 between the Normandy bridge and the Tancarville bridge – Illustration photo Pixabay Published: June 30, 2022 at 8:27 p.m. Reading time: 2 min This is the second in two months in the Seine: a month after the death of an orca in the Normandy river, a cetacean was again observed several times on Thursday June 30, 2022 by sailors and pilots of the Seine, between the Normandy bridge and the Tancarville bridge . The animal seems to be in good physical condition The prefecture of Seine-Maritime, which immediately brought together the association of the Study Group of Cetaceans of Cotentin and marine mammals of the Channel Sea (GECC), the organization Sea Sheperd France and the PELAGIS observatory, indicates in a press release that it could be an “adult sharp-snouted whale”, of an “imposing” size of around 10 meters. Read also Death of the killer whale, Sea Shepherd denounces the mishandling of the file According to the Prefecture, the animal, which “moves slowly but with powerful movements” seems in “good physical condition”. And according to the specialists consulted, “it is not uncommon” to observe isolated fin whale specimens in coastal areas where the animal is able to feed, including in an estuary. Still according to the authorities, the animal has already been seen in recent days on the northern coast of the Seine-Maritime department, off the town of Saint-Jouin-Bruneval. In video: Killer whale in the Seine: the questions that arise after the death of the animal Monitoring system set up A system for observing and monitoring the animal has been set up and piloted by the GECC. The Sea Shepherd organization could also be mobilized if necessary to ensure remote observation, in particular by drone. In addition, ships are prohibited from approaching the animal within 100 meters. The prefecture also invites any witnesses to report any observation of the mammal, by email or telephone: [email protected], 07 66 17 50 48. Read also Killer whale in danger in the Seine: a guiding operation near Rouen Read also Favorite monument of the French: the maritime station of Cherbourg and the submarine Le Redoutable in the final He had shot his drinking friend, in the Eure: the wife of the accused, the only witness, at the helm A facelift successful for two Art Deco buildings in Alcéane, in the Le Havre district of Tourneville
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