^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ J. Michael Williamson Principal Investigator-WhaleNet <http://whale.wheelock.edu> Associate Professor-Science Wheelock College, 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA 02215 voice: 617.734.5200, ext. 256 fax: 617.734.8666, or 617.566.7369 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Sun, 2 Feb 97 03:51:00 GMT From: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Whales N/L 2 Sydney Whales N/L 2 Sydney The spokesman said the mother died after being transported from the southern Sydney beach to the shelter of Botany Bay, considered necessary to protect the whales from approaching bad weather. "After consulting with the Taronga Park Zoo vet and ORCA, it was decided the calf should be euthanased," the spokesman said. "Both mammals will undergo autopsies to determine the cause of death. There is nothing to indicate any problem at this stage." The discovery of the two rare Beaked whales by surf lifesavers around 12.30pm prompted an overwhelming response from the public and official wildlife groups in an attempt to save them. It was originally thought the whales would recover in the shallow waters of Silver Beach at Botany Bay after officials ditched plans to transfer the pair to Boat Harbour.