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The beluga in the Seine continues not to feed


The state of the cetacean, which since Friday has been in a lock located 70 km from Paris, is becoming more and more worrying. In May, an orca in the same situation ended up starving to death.

A beluga, a cetacean whose presence in the Seine is exceptional, still continued not to eat on Saturday, while it has been in a lock since Friday located 70 km from Paris, AFP learned from the prefecture of Eure.

There is no food from him, he is still playing at Notre-Dame de la Garenne

,” the prefecture told AFP on Saturday morning.


It is still subject to state surveillance and relevant associations

," added the prefecture.

Read alsoAfter the killer whale, a beluga observed in the Seine

The lock, which is approximately 200 m long, is closed and closed to navigation until further notice.

According to the Pelagis observatory, which specializes in marine mammals, it is the second beluga known in France after a fisherman from the Loire estuary brought one up in his nets in 1948. The beluga, which measures around 4 meters in adulthood, is a protected species of cetacean usually living in cold waters.

In early July, Sea Shepherd announced that it had observed a cetacean presented as a fin whale in the Le Havre estuary.

In May, an orca found itself in difficulty in the Seine between Rouen and Le Havre.

The operations to try to save the cetacean had failed and the animal had finally died of starvation.


A beluga is seen going up the Seine in France, near a lock in Courcelles-sur-Seine, in the west of France, on August 5, 2022.

Source: lefigaro

All tech articles on 2022-08-06

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