Sad news this morning at Lisbon’s Cais de Sodré: an injured baby whale was discovered, still alive, in the water outside a quayside restaurant. But it ended up dying of its injuries.

Bystanders tried to intervene, hoping to be able to remove the 2-metre animal to safety.

Said SIC noticias, it was a female pygmy whale. Pygmy whales do not grow beyond 3.5 metres and are generally timid animals that try to keep away from boats. They live in deep waters of temperate, sub-temperate and tropical seas and can reach weights of up to 400 kgs.