The whale is believed to be a few months old and his chances of survival are not high without his mother.


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A fin whale was spotted on Sunday afternoon swimming about 20 meters north of Kibbutz Ma’agan Michael in northern Israel.

Dr. Aviad Scheinin, head of the Israeli Marine Mammal Research and Assistance Center (IMMRAC) estimated that the whale was just a few months old and had parted from his mother for an unknown reason. His chances of survival, he added, are not very high.