“Miraculous!!! The whale is gone!! (…) He put all his energy into getting back on track and with our help, he got there, it was magnificent!! “, tweeted in the night from Monday to Tuesday the association of defense of the oceans Sea Shepherd after several hours of rescue.
Monday, pmeight days after the last cetacean stranding on the coast of Finistère, a new whale was stranded on a beach in Ploéven. The animal had been discovered by walkers.
“It is a young whale 12 meters long. He has no signs of injury, he is just thin, “described Bernard Martin, volunteer of the National Stranding Network (RNE), working in coordination with the Pélagis Observatory, present on the beach of Ty Anquer, where the whale had run aground.
In the evening, after the failure of a first rescue operation, firefighters and volunteers dug a trench to allow the animal, still alive, to return to the sea. If we don’t, it will be a miracle,” Sea Shepherd tweeted again shortly before midnight. An operation that finally worked less than an hour later.
It was the third cetacean discovered stranded on a beach in Finistère since the beginning of September. Two fin whales were stranded a few days apart in Finistère, on the island of Sein, on September 2 and on a beach in Tréguennec, on September 10.
Regarding this whale, “it had been in the bay” of Douarnenez for at least three weeks, said Jean-Luc Hubert, deputy mayor of Ploéven, while a cetacean was seen several times in the area.