Mystic Aquarium Investigating Beluga Sighting in RI

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David Norton, Lemon & Line

A team from Mystic Aquarium is heading to Rhode Island after three Beluga whales were spotted near Jamestown.

"While only video footage is available at this time, the behavior witnessed looks to be normal," Mystic Aquarium's lead Veterinarian Dr. Allison Tuttle said in a statement.

The Mystic Aquarium, including biologists, Beluga whale experts, veterinarians, and members of the animal rescue team. are working with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries and local authorities to find the three whales to investigate further.

The team will head to Narragansett Bay and watch the whales to determine their health and determine whether anything needs to be done.

Mystic Aquarium said work done by top researchers, including Dr. Tracy Romano, is providing specialized data in the examination of external factors on this threatened species.

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