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Marine experts rescue Beluga whale from River Seine

Jean-Francois Monier, AFP

Posted at Aug 10 2022 12:32 PM

Stranded Beluga whale rescued from the Seine

Veterinarians take care of a beluga whale that was stranded in the River Seine at Notre Dame de la-Garenne, northern France, Tuesday evening. French marine experts launched an ambitious operation on August 9 to rescue an ailing beluga whale that swam up the Seine river, to return it to the sea. The four-meter (13-foot) cetacean, a protected species usually found in cold Arctic waters, was spotted a week ago heading towards Paris, and is now some 130 kilometers inland.