Argentine authorities lure whale from marina

2015-08-05 09:34
Whale Disentanglement Network volunteers, using specialised whale disentanglement equipment, disentangle a young adult humpback whale. (Andrew Ingram, NSRI)

Whale Disentanglement Network volunteers, using specialised whale disentanglement equipment, disentangle a young adult humpback whale. (Andrew Ingram, NSRI)

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Buenos Aires - Argentine authorities have successfully guided a whale out of the marina of a glitzy area in Buenos Aires and hope that it will now return to sea.

Roxana Schteinbarg is the executive co-ordinator of the Whale Conservation Institute in Argentina. She tells The Associated Press that the whale has left the marina of the Puerto Madero neighbourhood.

Schteinbarg says the animal is now in the port area where the Rio de La Plata river feeds into the Atlantic.

The whale appeared in the marina on Monday afternoon, periodically surfacing next to yachts while hundreds of onlookers gawked.

Schteinbarg said on Tuesday the whale appears to be a 2-year-old humpback. She said it was probably making its first migration without its mother and got disoriented.

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