Whale Found Stranded Near Beach In Negril – Watch Video
A video of a sperm whale beached near the Azul Beach Resort in Negril, Westmoreland, is currently circulating on social media, showing an individual attempting to assist the whale. The video that shows the whale floundering in offshore waters surfaced this morning, and the authorities have been attempting to guide the sea creature back into the open water.
A report from the Jamaica Gleaner detailed that National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) personnel have combined efforts with environment stakeholders in Negril to help the whale. There is no information on how the whale became stranded, but NEPA has tried twice to redirect the sea creature back to the deeper parts of the water. NEPA Regional Manager Tamara Woodit told the Jamaica Gleaner that during the attempts to turn the animal, the whale’s head was turned in the direction of deeper water, and it began moving on its own afterwards.
Additional reports have outlined that NEPA’s Ecosystems branch is working on escorting the whale back to the sea. A similar situation happened in 2015 at the RIU Club in Ocho Rios, St Ann, when a whale beached near the shore. This whale was injured and had to be treated before being released back to the sea.
Watch the video of the swimmer trying to help the whale below.
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