NATURALISTS continue to keep a close eye on a 50-tonne sperm whale close to the shore at Whiteness Voe.
The 45-foot mammal appeared to be close to stranding yesterday (Tuesday) but reports from this morning suggest that the huge animal is slightly more active again.
There are hopes that the rising tide may help the whale reach deeper water.
On Tuesday, those watching the whale getting closer and closer to grounding itself expressed a deep sense of helplessness as there was little anyone could do to prevent the animal from getting even closer to shore.
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