Elusive Whale Stranded Near Beach in Coastal Athens

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Rescuers were trying to free a wounded beaked whale that surfaced in Greek waters near a beach on the southern Athens coast, Jan. 28, 2022. The coast guard, veterinarians, volunteers and environmental groups were working to record its injuries, diagnose any illness and help free the mammal from a beach near the Athens coastal suburb of Palaio Faliro. According to Arion, a Greek non-governmental organization that provides first aid for stranded whales and dolphins, the 3.5-meter-long whale first appeared in another coastal area nearby on Thursday. It appeared uninjured at that time and was helped to swim back to open sea. But it returned, running aground again Friday morning at Flisvos in Palaio Faliro, with what appeared to be injuries to its beak. (Reuters) LINK: https://www.voanews.com/a/6417324.html » Subscribe to VOA News: https://bit.ly/3KIPysi » Watch more VOA News video: https://www.youtube.com/c/VOANews Voice of America (VOA) is the largest U.S. international broadcaster, providing news and information in more than 40 languages to an estimated weekly audience of 236.8 million people. VOA produces content for digital, television, and radio platforms. It is easily accessed via your mobile phone and on social media. It is also distributed by satellite, cable, FM and MW, and is carried on a network of approximately 3,000 affiliate stations. Since its creation in 1942, Voice of America has been committed to providing comprehensive coverage of the news and telling audiences the truth. Through World War II, the Cold War, the fight against global terrorism, and the struggle for freedom around the globe today, VOA exemplifies the principles of a free press. Connect with VOA News: » VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://www.voanews.com » LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/voiceofamerica » FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/voanews » FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/VOANews
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