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Georgia Aquarium specialists help save baby beluga stranded in Alaska

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Rescued baby Beluga. (Source: GA Aquarium) Rescued baby Beluga. (Source: GA Aquarium)
Rescued baby Beluga. (Source: GA Aquarium) Rescued baby Beluga. (Source: GA Aquarium)
ATLANTA (FOX Carolina) -

Beluga specialists with the Georgia Aquarium flew to Alaska to provide critical life-saving care to a baby beluga that became stranded.

The baby beluga was stranded in the Cook Inlet. Specialists were able to transfer the beluga to the Alaska Sea Life Center for treatment on Sept 30.

“The calf was found alone and in distress near Trading Bay in Western Cook Inlet before being transported to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, under a permit by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office (NOAA), for 24-hour critical care," the release read. "Estimated at four weeks old, the calf is a member of the critically endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale population, which has declined to approximately 328 individuals left in the wild”

The male calf is under 24-hour monitoring and support. The calf will continue to receive veterinary treatment and ongoing assessment.

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