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Russia: Blood flows from stranded baby whale as it struggles for freedom *EXCLUSIVE*00:48

Russia: Blood flows from stranded baby whale as it struggles for freedom *EXCLUSIVE*

Russian Federation, Sea of Okhotsk
August 10, 2017 at 15:32 GMT -00:00 · Published

A baby bowhead whale was stranded at the bay of the Sea of Okhotsk near Bolshoi Shantar Island in eastern Russia, early on Thursday.

The young animal swam into the bay but was unable to leave due to the low tide. Trying to escape from the area, the whale reportedly injured himself.

Footage shows two employees of Shantar Islands National Park approaching the baby whale on an inflatable boat and throwing water over the animal.

Hopes were high for the next tide to move the animal into the sea. However, the stream has not yet been strong enough for the baby whale to escape.

Russia: Blood flows from stranded baby whale as it struggles for freedom *EXCLUSIVE*00:48
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A baby bowhead whale was stranded at the bay of the Sea of Okhotsk near Bolshoi Shantar Island in eastern Russia, early on Thursday.

The young animal swam into the bay but was unable to leave due to the low tide. Trying to escape from the area, the whale reportedly injured himself.

Footage shows two employees of Shantar Islands National Park approaching the baby whale on an inflatable boat and throwing water over the animal.

Hopes were high for the next tide to move the animal into the sea. However, the stream has not yet been strong enough for the baby whale to escape.

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