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Last Updated: Monday, 13 November 2006, 08:43 GMT
Minke whales in island's waters
Laxey Bay - picture courtesy of manxscenes.com
The pair of whales have been seen around Laxey bay
Two minke whales have been spotted around the coast of the Isle of Man over the past few days.

The mammals have been seen around the coast of Laxey, between 100m and 300m (328-984ft) off-shore.

Large numbers of marine life have been spotted in Manx waters since the start of the summer, including dolphins and basking sharks.

An abundance of plankton and sand eels are believed to be behind the increased sightings of minke whales.




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