Stranded Auckland Whale Now Swimming To Freedom

Publish Date
Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 3:22PM
The whale was sighted close to the Riverhead Tavern on the upper Waitemata Harbour. Photo- Facebook / NZ Herald

The whale was sighted close to the Riverhead Tavern on the upper Waitemata Harbour. Photo- Facebook / NZ Herald

It's not only alive, it's swimming to freedom!

The whale that stranded itself at Pt Chevalier in Auckland is now heading into the channel past Kauri Point and out to sea.

The female Antarctic Minke whale was in really good hands, said a Newstalk ZB caller who was following the whale out.

He said an expert dove under the water with the whale and she instantly got moving, responding to his touch.

The caller said the whale had been lying there doing nothing until then, and now she was powering out to sea.

Department of Conservation staff, Project Jonah volunteers, a marine biologist and members of the public used the incoming tide to try to re-float the whale.

Source- NZ Herald