Baby Beluga Rescued in Alaska

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Baby beluga -- first rescued in U.S. -- 'not out of the woods'

By Laura J. Nelson
July 6, 2012, 3:54 p.m.

The two Alaskan fishermen had stopped to examine a bald eagle when they noticed something sleek and gray in the Bristol Bay surf: a baby beluga whale in the shallows, faintly whistling and clicking.

The whale, already dehydrated and disoriented, soon swam away, but then circled back to shore.

The fishermen began making phone calls. In almost no time, marine specialists raced in. The Alaska SeaLife Center — a research and rehabilitation organization — grounded local flights, then settled the whale calf on an air mattress, draped him in wet towels and airlifted him toward safety.
“It was a nail-biting hour and a half,” SeaLife President and Chief Executive Tara Riemer Jones told The Times. “They thought they lost him a couple times.”

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/...hale-alaska-aquarium-20120706,0,3575377.story

To be honest, I'm only posting this so I can post the lyrics to "Baby Beluga" :p


Raffi Lyrics

" Baby Beluga "
Baby beluga in the deep blue sea,
Swim so wild and you swim so free.
Heaven above and the sea below,
And a little white whale on the go.

Baby beluga, baby beluga,
Is the water warm? Is your mama home,
With you so happy?

Way down yonder where the dolphins play,
Where you dive and splash all day,
Waves roll in and the waves roll out.
See the water squirting out of your spout.

Baby beluga, oh, baby beluga,
Sing your little song, sing for all your friends.
We like to hear you.

When it's dark, you're home and fed.
Curled up snug in your waterbed.
Moon is shining and the stars are out.
Good night, little whale, good night.

Baby beluga, oh, baby beluga,
With tomorrow's sun, another day's begun.
You'll soon be waking.

Baby beluga in the deep blue sea,
Swim so wild and you swim so free.
Heaven above and the sea below,
And a little white whale on the go.
You're just a little white whale on the go.
 

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Listened to that song constantly when the kids were growing up. Had a kids program on NPR that played it all the time.

 

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HA! That's the first thing that came to my mind when I saw your thread title. Glad the little baby was saved.Hope everything goes well for him-he was awfully young to be away from mama. Looks like he's being well cared for.