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Beaked Whale rescued on Maui, brought to Hilo facility to recuperate


Video by Seaman Stanley Guzman | United States Coast Guard

A Beaked Whale was rescued on Maui and brought to Big Island Monday (Aug 16).

The United States Coast Guard and NOAA officials rescued the whale and flew it from Maui on a HC-130 aircraft to Hilo where it was transported to the Hawaii Cetacean Rehabilitation Facility to recuperate.

 


Video by David Corrigan, Voice of Tim Bryan | Big Island Video News

Coast Guard crew members from Air Station Barbers Point work with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials during a whale transport from Maui to the Big Island, Aug. 16, 2010. The Coast Guard crews utilized an HC-130 Hercules aircraft and flatbed truck from Air Station Barbers Point to transport the estimated 12-foot, 1,600-pound beaked whale to Hilo's marine mammal rehabilitation facility. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Stanley Guzman.

Coast Guard crew members from Air Station Barbers Point work with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials during a whale transport from Maui to the Big Island, Aug. 16, 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Stanley Guzman.

Coast Guard crewmembers from Air Station Barbers Point assist officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration load a whale onto an HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Air Station Barbers Point, Aug. 16, 2010. The stricken 12-foot, 1,600-pound beaked whale was flown from Maui by a Coast Guard aircraft to the new Hawaii Cetacean Rehabilitation Facility on the Big Island. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Stanley Guzman.

Coast Guard crew members from Air Station Barbers Point work with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials during a whale transport from Maui to the Big Island, Aug. 16, 2010. The Coast Guard crews utilized an HC-130 Hercules aircraft and flatbed truck from Air Station Barbers Point to transport the estimated 12-foot, 1,600-pound beaked whale to Hilo's marine mammal rehabilitation facility. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Stanley Guzman.

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