• Short Summary

    MYSTIC, CONNECTICUT, USA

    INTRODUCTION: A young Atlantic pilot whale is recuperating at an aquarium in Connecticut after being stranded during a severe storm in Nantucket Sound.Thirty other whales died after beaching themselves during the storm which struck north-eastern United States on Sunday (6 December).

  • Description

    1. SV INTERIOR Pilot whale swimming in pool 0.07
    2 CU Dr Lawrence Dunn, veterinarian speaking as people play with whale in pool. 0.27
    3. SVs Whale being fed with milk mixture (2 shots) 0.45
    4. SV Whale in pool 1.08
    SPEECH (TRANSCRIPT)
    DUNN: (SEQ. 2) "We know for a fact that she spent an awful lot of time out of water, under less than ideal conditions, and with that sort of situation, we expect to see a lot of muscle damage, and frequently there'd be damage to the nerves as well. And if you watch her swimming pattern right now there is evidence of some neuro-muscular problem."
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    Background: MYSTIC, CONNECTICUT, USA

    INTRODUCTION: A young Atlantic pilot whale is recuperating at an aquarium in Connecticut after being stranded during a severe storm in Nantucket Sound.Thirty other whales died after beaching themselves during the storm which struck north-eastern United States on Sunday (6 December).

    SYNOPSIS: Her swimming style is a little unsteady, but it's a surprise to marine biologists that this young whale is even alive.

    Doctor Lawrence Dunn's staff had a problem here in Mystic, Connecticut, finding a recipe for pilot whale milk, because the two-metre (7 foot) 160 kilogram (350 pound) baby is probably only about six months old, and not yet weaned from her mother's milk.She's being bring fed a mixture of milk, cream, enzymes and vitamins, four timed a day.Even though she's swimming by herself and feeding well, her future is still in doubt.She has a medical problem she will have to overcome but the aquarium officials are determined to nurse her back to health.

    Source: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY INCORPORATED

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3UYD94ALAL9Y2UPEQB2JE7VCJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3UYD94ALAL9Y2UPEQB2JE7VCJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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