Beluga whales spotted off Northumberland coast

Credit: Sea Watch Foundation

Delighted holidaymakers in Northumberland this bank holiday weekend were rewarded with the incredible sight of two arctic beluga whales.

The arctic whales were spotted in the sea off the coast of Warkworth beach on Monday by tourist Steve Powis.

Credit: Sea Watch Foundation

Kathy James, sightings officer for Sea Watch Foundation said it was a “surprise” to hear of the sightings.

Beluga whales are normally found at least two thousand miles away to the north either around Greenland or in the Barents.

In 30 years there have only been 17 recorded sighting of belugas in Britain and Ireland, the Sea Watch Foundation said.