Sunday 27 December 2020

BBC: Pi the whale is Christmas treat for Scilly islanders


image captionThe whale has been spotted just off the coast of the Isles of Scilly since Christmas Eve

A humpback whale has provided Scilly islanders with a Christmas treat.

The giant mammal appeared off St Mary's on Christmas Eve and has been spotted every day cruising just a few hundred metres from the shore.

The whale has drawn many islanders to the coastline, including photographer Martin Goodey who nicknamed it Pi after the film Life of Pi.

Pi is also thought to have been spotted off the Cornwall coast over the summer because markings on its tail match.

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