As boats tried to ‘herd’ the Klamath river mother whale back out to the ocean all attempts were unsuccessful. They banged on pipes with hammers, sprayed her with a high-powered water hose, splashed the water with paddles – all to no avail. She just wanted to swim under the bridge with no intention of heading for the open sea. Her calf- 6 or 7 months old – swam out to sea early Saturday evening leaving his mom to entertain the throngs of people overhead on the Klamath Bridge.
July 27, 2011