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Video: Massive whales spotted in UAE waters

Web Report/Abu Dhabi
Filed on January 10, 2020 | Last updated on January 10, 2020 at 04.02 pm
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They were identified as Bryde's whales.

Big whales were spotted in UAE waters on Friday by officials from Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi.

The clip shows the whale surfacing and showing off its fins before quickly returning underwater.

In an Instagram post, the agency said that the species were identified as Bryde's whales.

"The whale is a filter feeder and does not have teeth! They grow up to 15.6m length and weighs 20.3 tons and are thought to live between 50 to 70 years! They can spend 5 to 15 minutes under the water before they return to the surface of water to breathe," the agency expounded on their Instagram handle.

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