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Humpback whales in Sacramento

May 17, 2007

Two humpback whales, a mother and her calf, have found themselves about 90 miles from the Pacific Ocean. They swam through the Golden Gate and then upstream through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, where they are now apparently hanging out.

image from: http://www.physorg.com/news67103763.html

The mother was injured by a boat propeller and has a 2-foot long 6-inch wide gash near her dorsal fin. Marine biologists are hoping to lure the wayward animals toward the Pacific with recordings of whale songs where they can find food and the salty water can heal the mother’s injury.

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  1. Thermochronic permalink
    May 17, 2007 7:48 pm

    Similar to an event in 1985 (I was a young 4th grader in Sacramento and I remember this story dominating the news and classroom discussions) when Humphrey the Humpback Whale swam up the Sacramento River. He made it out fine, hope these two do also.

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