December 12, 2017

Stranded baby beluga dies at Alaska aquarium

A baby beluga whale that was believed to be just two days old when it was found stranded after a storm in Alaska’s Bristol Bay has died at a research aquarium where it received round-the-clock care by a team of marine mammal experts.

Officials at the Alaska SeaLife Center said that despite everyone’s best efforts, the whale died early Monday morning after it became evident Sunday that the young whale’s condition was declining. A full necropsy was to be performed.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of this beluga calf,” Tara Riemer Jones, the Seward centre’s president and CEO, said

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/07/11/sci-baby-beluga-dead.html?cmp=rss