Return-path: <WHE_WILLIAM@FLO.ORG> Received: from FLO.ORG by VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU (PMDF V4.3-10 #8767) id <01HR9PC9Y23K000EOM@VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU>; Sat, 03 Jun 1995 12:24:31 -0500 (EST) Date: Sat, 03 Jun 1995 12:23:44 -0400 (EDT) From: Michael Williamson <WHE_WILLIAM@FLO.ORG> Subject: Info: Whale Rescue under Way To: whalenet@VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU Message-id: <950603122344.8b9@FLO.ORG> Content-transfer-encoding: 7BIT From: SMTP%"MARMAM@UVVM.BITNET" 3-JUN-1995 09:20:09.79 To: WHE_WILLIAM CC: Subj: WHALE RESCUE UNDER WAY Date: Sat, 3 Jun 1995 12:21:00 UTC Reply-To: Marine Mammals Research and Conservation Discussion <MARMAM@UVVM.BITNET> Sender: Marine Mammals Research and Conservation Discussion <MARMAM@UVVM.BITNET> Comments: Warning -- original Sender: tag was rbaird@SOL.UVIC.CA From: email@example.com Subject: WHALE RESCUE UNDER WAY X-To: firstname.lastname@example.org To: Multiple recipients of list MARMAM <MARMAM@UVVM.BITNET> WHALE RESCUE UNDER WAY By Michael Harvey, PA News Two 30-ft whales were today at the centre of a rescue operation after they left the open sea and headed for a river mouth. Rescuers on board a lifeboat and harbour launch were trying to steer them away amid fears that the creatures -- believed to be pilot whales -- could become beached. The whales were seen early this morning outside Harwich harbour at the entrance to the River Stour on the Essex coast, police said. The whales were later spotted inside the harbour and now appeared bent on swimming up the river, a coastguard spokesman said. An inshore lifeboat from the Walton-on-the-Naze rescue centre and a harbour launch were sent to track the whales and try to head them off back to sea, the spokesman said. "They do not appear to be injured or in any distress but they appear hell bent on swimming up the river," the spokesman added. In a similar incident about 10 years ago pilot whales were successfully urged back to sea after they swam into the harbour, a harbourmaster official said.