Volunteers help rescue a stranded baby humpback whale at Lennox Head.
Volunteers help rescue a stranded baby humpback whale at Lennox Head. ORRCA

Newborn whale reunited with its pod after rescue

THERE was a happy ending for a very young humpback whale which was stranded at Seven Mile Beach at Lennox Head yesterday.

ORRCA (Organisation for the Rescue and Research of Cetaceans in Australia) reported on its Facebook page that "lots of wonderful people worked very hard to re-float and release the calf as there was a pod of humpback whales just offshore".

"ORRCA volunteers and National Parks staff stayed on site until sunset searching several beaches and watching from nearby headlands," the group reported.

"The whole team is cautiously optimistic that the young calf is successfully reunited with its mum.

"Hopefully a case of misadventure not abandonment.

"Please call the ORRCA hotline (94153333) if you see any stranded whale or dolphin.

"So many of our volunteers attended today and several were on standby for back up if the calf re-stranded ... an absolutely wonderful team. Thank you!"


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