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Porpoises Seen off Iceland’s Southwestern Coast

A large group of porpoises were spotted close to the shore from Keflavík and Njardvík on Reykjanes peninsula in southwest Iceland on Saturday. Eyewitnesses counted between 100 and 200 animals.

Whale watching in Iceland. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.

On the same day, close by, passengers on the whale watching boat Elding saw a group of humpback whales. “The humpbacks were busy eating. There was a lot of fish there, either herring or capelin,” captain Roland Buchholz told Fréttabladid.

“We saw them very clearly. Humpbacks don’t pay any attention to us when they’re rummaging for food,” Buchholz added. “They just surface regularly to breathe and then dive back down again and give us a good look of their tail.”

According to Buchholz, the humpbacks off Njardvík were young adults, between 13 and 15 meters long.

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