Subject: Info: Whale Release BR

Michael Williamson (whe_william)
Mon, 1 Sep 1995 12:36:41

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QLD: WHALE RELEASED EAST OF BRIBIE ISLAND
 
   BRISBANE, Aug 30 AAP - A five-metre minke whale has been
released at sea north of Brisbane after being found stranded on
mudflats yesterday afternoon.
   A spokeswoman for Environment and Heritage Minister Tom Barton
said the whale was towed in a special harness pontoon to a point
near Bribie Island and released shortly before 1200 AEST.
   The whale appeared to be in good condition and was last seen
heading out to sea, the spokeswoman said.
   Lee Harris, district manager of Moreton Bay Marine Park, said
the minke was rescued from mudflats at the mouth of the Pine River
just north of Brisbane.
   Marine experts examined the whale but found no signs of serious
injury.
   It was placed in the floating harness, especially built by Gold
Coast marine park Sea World for rescuing marine animals, and towed
to nearby Clontarf for the night.
   Early this morning, a Seaworld research and rescue vessel towed
the mammal slowly out to sea and released it.