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Ships near Tokyo Bay warned of killer whales

12:24pm EDT - 00:42

The Japan Coast Guard warns ships passing through Tokyo Bay of killer whales spotted in the area. Rough Cut. (No reporter narration).

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STORY:The Japanese coast guard warns ships sailing in Tokyo Bay that a group of killer whales was spotted in the area earlier this week. On Monday (May 25), three to four killer whales were filmed about 5.8 km (3.6 miles) off the coast of Kanaya bay in Chiba Prefecture by the coast guard. The warning was given as there have been accidents in the past where boats collided with whales and other sea animals, the Japan Coast Guard said. Japanese broadcaster NHK said the whales were also spotted by fishermen around the same area on Tuesday (May 26). According to the Coast Guard it is rare for whales to venture into Tokyo Bay.

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Ships near Tokyo Bay warned of killer whales

12:24pm EDT - 00:42