Beached Whale Rescued, Pushed Back to Sea in Texas

Texans help struggling animal get back into the ocean.
1:23 | 02/09/13

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The twenty plus foot deep water -- stranded itself Thursday in Surfside -- to -- Scott says they labored with the whale for several hours. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- The Texas marine mammal stranding network it already received calls about the animal and we're mobilizing their critical care team to the -- -- however -- already been pushed back out to see something experts discourage. The main reason for that is because in the best interest of the animal. An examination and any required treatment needs to take place on those animals are typically on the beach for a reason especially deep water -- it is often. In my -- below the surface and we are in stranding season right now it runs from January through march -- on average. 75 to 100 animals being found along the Texas coast. Most -- -- it's coming off of calving season outdoor vinyl most often so that's only a certain time of year. Scientifically and so that's why we've probably seen as young ones also the winter months the water temperatures drop it becomes very cold so animals. Like some of those older ones come in with an ammonia. We see evidence of that in their -- This was a rare side -- only one other -- -- well stranding has been documented in Texas in the last thirty years. There was Fido -- Quite a struggle -- -- the -- fighting real bad if there was confusion about it.

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