ALAMEDA — An ailing humpback whale continues to linger and splash off the Alameda shoreline, delighting onlookers who hope to catch a look of it.
They’ve even given the creature a reputation — “Allie” — and its personal Fb web page, the place individuals can supply updates and feedback on its exercise.
However the humpback, a species that hardly ever reveals up in San Francisco Bay, continues to point out indicators of misery because it swims off the previous Alameda Naval Air Station, now referred to as Alameda Level.
“It’s not wanting good,” Invoice Keener, an affiliate researcher with the Marine Mammal Middle of Sausalito, stated Monday afternoon. “It’s not bettering. That’s for certain.”
The baleen whale lacks a sheen, Keener stated, and seems underweight.
It’s not recognized whether or not the animal is a male or a feminine.
The humpback was first noticed round Might 27 within the waters off what’s referred to as the Seaplane Lagoon, a spot the place U.S. Navy amphibious plane as soon as taxied out and in of the water. It’s at present a web site for a future ferry terminal.
The whale has just lately moved nearer to the place the usHornet Sea, Air & House Museum is docked, which together with some maritime ships, are close to the lagoon.
Together with the Marine Mammal Middle, officers with the Nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are monitoring the humpback.
The spring season, which finds tons of of whales touring alongside the West Coast from Mexico to Alaska for feeding, has been harrowing for a lot of marine species, main the Nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to declare a wildlife emergency for grey whales.
Anybody who sees different distressed animals within the space, or people harassing the whale, ought to name the Marine Mammal Middle’s 24-hour hotline at 415-289-SEAL (7325).