June 30, 2004

Solitary beluga sighted in Newfoundland

A solitary beluga was sighted in Conception Bay, Newfoundland on June 21, by lobster fishermen. The beluga, apparently was hanging around the fishing boat and was initially thought to be entangled. The Whale Release Program responded. However, the beluga was not in danger and swam freely away from the area without the need for intervention.

The WSP wishes to thank Jon Lien of the Whale Research Group for alerting us to this sighting.

Whale Stewardship Project

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Canada   B3J 3S9

1-902-889-2679

Email: wsp@eastlink.ca

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