Injured young whale rescued near Athens found dead days later
A sick whale calf that had been rescued off the coast of Athens has now been found dead, Greek authorities said.
The body of the young Cuvier’s beaked whale was found on Wednesday off Salamis island, a few miles from the beach of Alimos where it was last seen on January 28.
Deputy Environment and Energy Minister Giorgos Amyras said the cetacean was located by a coast guard vessel that had been patrolling the area.
“Despite the superhuman efforts since last Friday by coast guard and navy divers, as well as vets, medics and volunteers … to keep the injured and weak animal alive, unfortunately, the young mammal didn’t make it,” he said.