▶️ Rescuers to move whale stranded in French river to saltwater

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PARIS (AP) — French environmentalists are preparing to move a beluga whale that strayed into the Seine River last week to a saltwater basin in the Normandy region.

The president of the conservation group Sea Shepherd France said Tuesday that a medical team plans to transport the 4-meter-long (13-foot-long) whale to a coastal spot for “a period of care.”

Experts think the whale is sick and in a race against time for survival.

Conservations groups said it would take 24 people to load the beluga into a refrigerated truck for the approximately 160-kilometer (99-mile) nighttime trip to the northeastern French port town of Ouistreham.

 

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