Researchers Plan to Relocate Beluga Whale Stranded in New Brunswick River

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Canadian marine biologists say they are working on a plan to relocate a solitary beluga whale that’s been seen in the Nepisiguit River in Bathurst, New Brunswick.In a Facebook post, the Marine Animal Response Society said they were alerted to the straying creature on June 2 and began working on a plan.Robert Michaud, scientific director of GREMM, a marine mammal research group based in Quebec, told CBC it was hoped the whale could be taken to the Cacouna region in the St Lawrence River.Marine Animal Response Society said that, while marine mammals can survive in fresh water, they are not well adapted to such conditions in the long term. Credit: Marine Animal Response Society. via Storyful