Seine-Maritime: a month after the killer whale, a new cetacean seen in the Seine estuary

Unlike the killer whale that died in the Seine last May after wandering for 15 days, the animal that “moves slowly but with powerful movements, appears to be in good physical condition”. However, an animal observation and monitoring system piloted by the GECC has been set up.

The Sea Shepherd association could also be mobilized if necessary to ensure remote observation, in particular by drone. The organization said on Twitter “that at this stage, the cetacean has not passed into fresh water and its state of health seems to be correct. Increased monitoring is necessary to ensure that it goes back to sea on its own and to anticipate an intervention if it were to sink inland”. In addition, ships are prohibited from approaching the animal within 100 meters.

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