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Mama Whale
Birth: unknown
Death: Aug. 16, 2011
California, USA

An adult female gray whale that lived in Northern California's Klamath River for 53 days died early Tuesday morning after beaching itself twice on a sandbar.
The 45 ft cetacean,which had become beloved by locals and tourists,developed respiration problems Monday afternoon and had trouble swimming in an upright position.On Monday evening it beached itself on a sand bar in the middle of the river.It was coaxed back into the river,but swam back onto the sandbar.The whale perished at about 4 a.m.
The mother whale entered the river on June 23 with her calf,during the species' migration from Baja california nursing grounds to Artic home waters.Her calf swam back into the ocean on July 23,marine mammal experts and members of the Yurok tribe tried unsucessfully to coax "Mama" back to the ocean.A necropsy will be conducted in hope of pinpointing a precise cause of death.
Mama had become a local favorite and all hope her calf made it to Artic home waters.

THANK YOU TO GeorgaCA for sponsoring Mama Whale

PEACEFUL REST

She has laid down to rest
Her journey home now complete
Her story known by many
Her message,a mystery...
A sigh of sadness
For she touched many a heart

Her dance
was with such grace
the mist of her spout
Still refreshes my face
Such a friend...
One can't replace
Though in story and song
She'll echo her grace
Mama Whale~~~~
Peace be with you..
As you go
From this worldly place

MIHAEL KAVANAUGH 2011
 
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: LilDutchdetective
Record added: Aug 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75034713
Mama Whale
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