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Southern right whale visits fisherman off Africa's southern tip

By
Ben Hooper
A juvenile southern right whale visits a fisherman off South Africa. Screenshot: Newsflare
A juvenile southern right whale visits a fisherman off South Africa. Screenshot: Newsflare

L'AGULHAS, South Africa, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A fisherman off the southern tip of Africa recorded his rare encounter with a curious whale that swam right up to his boat.

The video, filmed Aug. 17, shows the whale swimming on the surface of the water right next to the fisherman's boat off South Africa's Cape Agulhas.

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The fisherman said the creature appeared to be a young southern right whale measuring 16-20 feet long.

"Was fishing off the southern tip of Africa (literally) and this beauty came up while I was on anchor. I believe its a southern right whale, probably an adolescent," the filmer wrote.

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