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Humans Could Be to Blame for Stranded Calf

Animals  (tags: australia, marine wildlife, whales, humpback whale calf, abondend, humans, blame, extinction, endangered )

- 3588 days ago -
A female humpback whale abandoning her three-week-old calf? Not likely. Experts say a baby whale alone in Sydney's Pittwater was probably separated from its mother by force. And humans could even be to blame. The baby humpback, believed to be abo

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Joycey B (750)
Thursday August 21, 2008, 4:45 pm
I wouldn't doubt that this is true.

Rachel S (16)
Friday August 22, 2008, 5:44 am
It certainly isn't beyond the realm of possibility - but I have just read that a adult female whale has been found dead near by. DNA testing and a post mortem is to be carried out. I will be interested to see what comes of these tests.

. (0)
Friday August 22, 2008, 11:13 pm
Since the evidence isn't in yet, we have no way of knowing whether human activity is to blame. Such a very sad situation for the baby.

Robyn E (96)
Tuesday August 26, 2008, 4:28 pm
Please ask the New South Wales Department of Environment and Climate Change to do everything they can to prevent this in the future by going to: Thanks!
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