Last weekend (30/8/2015), a Humpback whale was playing & jumping out of the water.
A fisherman has seen the whale by Arcachon, a bit North of Mimizan Plage. Humpbacks frequently “breach”, they throw two-thirds or more of their bodies out of the water and splashing down on their backs. Great to watch.
It’s not normal to see them here, but the local Newspaper mentioned that there’s a increase in observations. Read the full article in the Sud-Ouest.
And yes, the fisherman made a video (not the best quality).