Wednesday, August 1, 2018


  NP:   Last summer, an unprecedented rescue airlift was launched after a beluga whale in failing health was spotted swimming up a New Brunswick river, far from its home in Quebec’s St. Lawrence estuary.
   Conservationists, hopeful the young male could contribute to the recovery of the endangered population, celebrated when the animal was released back into the waters off Tadoussac, Que. to join a group of belugas.
    Its whereabouts and well-being became a mystery when a satellite transmitter attached to its back fell off three weeks after its release, but now the mystery has been solved.
   The good news is that it appears to be in robust health; the bad news is it has returned to the Maritimes, this time to a channel off the Cape Breton coast, and it has brought along a friend.

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