White whale strays into French river

White whale strays into French river

Concerns are rising for a beluga whale which has been spotted in France's river Seine far, from the cold Arctic waters it is more suited, after it refused food and appears emaciated. The beluga is swimming slowly in a basin between two locks about 80 km from Paris. Vets will evaluate its health before a decision is taken on how to intervene. Advertisement Rescuers, who do not know if the 4-metre mammal is not eating because it lacks energy or is sick, have tried feeding it with live trout. "It didn't seem very interested," Eure department official Isabelle Dorliat-Pouzet told reporters. The whale has strayed far from its natural habitat, swimming 160 km up the Seine, past the port of Rouen and towards the French capital. Markings were beginning to …
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