The Wildlife Recovery Centre La Tahonilla of the Government of Tenerife has just helped an 11-metre humpback whale that had been sighted off the south coast of the island.
The cetacean presented different health problems and for this reason different measures were taken to monitor it.
The Guardia Civil asked for collaboration from local residents to keep recreational boats well away from this humpback whale to reduce its stress and causing it more problems.
Technicians of the Biodiversity Unit of the Government of Tenerife said that they had detected various health conditions, such as external parasites, symptoms of exhaustion and a low level of weight.
The humpback whale (magaptera novaeangliae) is a cetacean that can be found i
n any sea or ocean, with the exception of the Arctic Circle. They usually inhabit more temperate waters during their breeding season, and a probable cause for sighting it in this area.
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