Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Whale Tale Nearing An End?

Momma and Baby Humpback whale, who have won the hearts of people in their potentially tragic trip up the Sacramento River, may be back in the safety of the Pacific Ocean.

The whales were last seen last night in northern San Francisco Bay, heading for the Golden Gate Bridge. They were no where to be found this morning.

Bernadette Fees, deputy director of the California Department of Fish and Game told the press that if the whales are not spotted in San Francisco Bay by late afternoon today, the assumption will be that they swam under the Golden Gate Bridge and back to the safety of the Pacific Ocean.

The whales' surprise visit has had its positive effects. Scientists have managed to research their behavior and increase their understanding of these majestic creatures, and for two weeks, people in California got a rare, up close and personal view of the humpback whales.

Let's home mom and baby are back home in the open ocean where they can live a long and happy life.

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