Beluga whale caught in France's Seine not accepting food

Beluga whale caught in France's Seine not accepting food

PARIS -- French environmentalists are working around the clock to try and feed a dangerously thin Beluga whale that has strayed into the Seine River. So far, they have been unsuccessful. Marine conservation group Sea Shepherd France tweeted Saturday that “our teams took turns with the Beluga all night long. It always ignores the fish offered to him.” The lost Beluga was first seen in France's river, far from its Arctic habitat, earlier this week. Drone footage subsequently shot by French fire services showed the whale gently meandering in a stretch of the river’s light green waters between Paris and the Normandy city of Rouen, many dozens of kilometers (miles) inland from the sea. Conservationists have tried since Friday to feed a catch of herring to the ethereal white mammal. …
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