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Video of Orca Whale Beached, Brenneckes Beach, Kauai, Hawaii

24 October 2008

A baby Orca killer whale was found floundering off the shore today in Brennecke’s beach in Poipu, Kauai.  Hundreds of spectators came to watch as the poor whale struggled but was eventually beached on the sand. Federal wildlife officials had to put her to sleep, but not after people tried to save her and push her back into the water.  Unfortunately, she kept washing back ashore.

Orca whale (more commonly known as Killer Whale) sightings are actually very rare in Hawaii.  This 18-foot female suffered from shark bites and whale lice, and probably had been sick for quite some time.  Video of the whale from local Kauai Channel 26 is shown below:

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