Specialists baffled by uncommon gray whale misplaced within the Med

The whale is round two years outdated and seven or 8 metres lengthy. Nonetheless, biologists are involved about his speedy weight reduction as he can not discover the invertebrates which can be his regular meals supply within the depths of the Pacific.

“We’re very nervous about his future, as his fats, which is his gasoline to journey, has gone down rather a lot. He’s exhausted and simply pores and skin over bones. We’ve got not seen him eat since we began monitoring him,” Hansen instructed Reuters.

A gray southern proper whale noticed close to Portland, Australia, years in the past.

Wally entered the Mediterranean by means of the Straits of Gibraltar and adopted the Moroccan coast earlier than slicing throughout to Italian shores after which heading for France.

Travelling 80 to 90 kilometres a day, he was noticed very near the shore of Antibes and was approaching the Spanish coast.


“It’s making an attempt to enter harbours, as if to discover a approach out. Its technique ought to work and we hope it will possibly make its approach again to Gibraltar in a couple of week,” mentioned Hansen.

Nonetheless, escape is probably not so easy. Just a few days in the past, Wally acquired caught in a fishing web off the Camargue coast however managed to free himself. There are issues he could get confused by heavy transport visitors within the Gibraltar Strait.

The Telegraph, London

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