Return-path: <WHE_WILLIAM@FLO.ORG> Received: from FLO.ORG by VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU (PMDF V5.0-4 #8767) id <01HURFGBCB3490RUHZ@VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU> for whalenet@VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU; Fri, 01 Sep 1995 12:21:16 -0400 (EDT) Date: Fri, 01 Sep 1995 12:29:38 -0400 (EDT) From: Michael Williamson <WHE_WILLIAM@FLO.ORG> Subject: Info: Whale Release BR To: whalenet@VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU Message-id: <950901122938.1c6bc@FLO.ORG> Content-transfer-encoding: 7BIT From: SMTP%"MARMAM@UVVM.BITNET" 30-AUG-1995 20:30:22.40 To: WHE_WILLIAM CC: Subj: QLD: WHALE RELEASED EAST OF BR Date: Wed, 30 Aug 1995 11:21:00 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: QLD: WHALE RELEASED EAST OF BR X-To: email@example.com To: Multiple recipients of list MARMAM <MARMAM@UVVM.BITNET> 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.