03 Jun '18, 8pm

Why has this blue whale swam into the Red Sea for the first time ever?

Onlookers along the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea were treated to the surprise of a lifetime: one of the largest creatures to have ever existed on Earth. It was the first blue whale ever to be spotted in the Red Sea, leaving open a number of questions as to how and why this majestic marine mammal would have swam so far off course, reports Egypt Today . Although blue whales can be found in oceans around the world, they usually steer clear of shallower waters or seas that are largely enclosed by land. Most suspicious, however, is the fact that blue whales usually head for colder waters this time of year. The Red Sea is not just evidence that this whale took a wrong turn; it is swimming in completely uncharted whale waters. Because blue whales often travel solo, this individual isn't likely to have a companion. It is, quite literally, a very lonely whale in a great big sea. Th...

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