It had never been seen before, but a few days ago, near Monterey in California, a blue whale was captured live on TV.

Blue Whale
Blue Whale. 

A BBC team had been filming in the area, hoping to catch sight of the largest creature on earth, when the presenter was notified by his helicopter crew that a blue whale had been spotted and that they were filming it as it made its way along the coastline. The show, Big Blue Live, was timed to coincide with prime whale-watching off California and transmitted around the world. Read more: 

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