Trinadcatiletnie bowhead whale stuck in the mouth of the river flowing from the Big lake on the island of Great Shantar in the Khabarovsk territory. The staff of the joint Directorate of state natural reserves and national parks of the region are consulting with various experts — the animal life was under threat.
The incident was reported on Thursday, representatives of the “Conservation of the Amur region”. The press release States that the whale was trapped at high tide in the night of August 10.
Photo: fgbu “Zapovednoe the Amur region”
“The district inspector Vladimir Kapral with great excitement told me that kalaallisut, by definition, the whale was in serious danger. Neither turn around nor out in the lake a huge animal can not”, — stated in the message.
The staff of the Directorate don’t know how to help Keith. The leadership of the research and scientific Department with the start of the day carried out consultations with all known experts on the rescue of marine mammals, including experts from the Institute of ecology and evolution Russian Academy of Sciences.
“At low tide, when the whale is dead in the water, state inspectors, working in the national Park “Shantar Islands”, are taking measures to hydration of the animal, using fire pumps,” — said the Agency.
It is known that stranded in the river the whale has already caused great interest of tourists staying on the Islands at this time. Experts at the same time seriously fear for the fate of the animal, in their opinion, it “is too big and became too narrow place.”