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Stranded Sick Baby Whale Taken Back Out to Sea
Everybody say "Awwwwww!" This is a good news animal lovin' story out of San Diego, where a sick baby whale has been successful sent back out to sea, according to ABC7. The injured 15- to 18-foot-long, 3000 pound, whale "was rescued by SeaWorld crews from rocks at Torrey Pines State Beach near La Jolla Underwater Park on Sunday," and was treated with antibiotics before being taken back out to sea. A SeaWorld rep reported that the whale "swam away freely on its own," and called the mammal's swimming "a good sign."