7 Aug 2018

Stranded humpback whale alive, but hope fading

From Morning Report, 7:37 am on 7 August 2018

Volunteers have spent the night on a beach in Northland caring for a stranded humpback whale. The humpback and her calf became stranded on Ripiro beach near Dargaville on Sunday morning. The calf died on Monday morning. RNZ reporter Eden Moore has been on the beach since before daybreak. She tells Susie Ferguson the mother is still alive, but it's not looking good.