Sperm Whale – Whiteness Voe, Shetland

There were reports of a young sperm whale in Whiteness Voe, Shetland this week. It seems its a young male who might have got himself lost and ended up in the Voe. I could see him in there as I drove past on my way to work and after a few days everyone was becoming increasingly worried. Despite the best attempts of the rescuers, they just couldn’t get him to swim back out into the open sea. However, the story does have a happy ending as eventually the whale did get himself free of the shallow water and swam away out of the Voe.