Whales ‘decide’ to take another break on the Sacramento River

Another bridge has Delta and Dawn mulling their options after making progress

It’s still anybody’s guess. The whales are going to decide what they’re going to do and how they’re going to do it. – Fish and Game official

Wayward Whales saga

Lost Whales Halt Near California Bridge

By MARCUS WOHLSEN
Associated Press

May 29, 2007 – TheScroogeReport.com Post

BENICIA, Calif. – Two whales lost in the Sacramento River once again halted near a busy bridge, a day after making considerable progress in their quest to return to the Pacific Ocean.

Though they have stopped in a relatively narrow section of the river for the past week, the whales stopped Monday in a much wider waterway teeming with ship traffic.

The shift came after an encouraging spurt in which the pair traveled about 24 miles in 24 hours.

“Right now they are meandering, but we’re hoping that they get it in their minds to keep going,” said Rod McInnis, a spokesman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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