- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Two pygmy killer whales that spent almost a year recuperating in Gulfport have found a new home in the Gulf of Mexico.

Moby Solangi (soh-LAHN’-jee), director of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies tells The Sun Herald (https://bit.ly/29XXNm5) the male whales that were released back into the Gulf last week near Pensacola have traveled about 200 miles west and have been located in the Mississippi Canyon off Grand Isle, Louisiana.

The whales were discovered in the Mississippi Sound near Waveland in September.

Solangi said the whales were in critical condition when they were found.

The whales were tagged and their movements have been tracked by a satellite.

Solangi says they will continue to monitor the whales until the batteries die in the tagging devices.


Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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