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Baby Whale In Trouble Near San Clemente Pier

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A 15-foot, baby sperm whale that washed ashore in San Diego on Dec. 13 and was sent back to sea with the help of SeaWorld, has been spotted again near the San Clemente Pier laying atop a kelp bed. The baby, separated from its mother, may be dying of starvation needing milk to survive. Experts say a rescue attempt could be difficult because of the weather. No boats or arrangements have yet been made. Anyone who spots the whale can contact the Pacific Marine Mammal Center at (949) 494-3050.