Sick whale

Feb. 23rd, 2010 09:04 pm
nycmermaid: (scubagirl)
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Just received this email from one of the scuba meetups:

As you may have heard, our friends at Mystic Aquarium are facing a great challenge and need our help. Inuk, one of the Beluga whales, has taken ill and requires very intensive medical attention. In order for him to receive the medication properly, he needs to be held by 15-20 people in the pool so that he remains calm and stationary. This effort requires that volunteers spend +/- 90 minutes in the water in a wet suit. Caring for Inuk around the clock has put considerable stress on the MA community, and they are in need of additional volunteers to care for Inuk.

If you would like to volunteer your services, please be in touch with Tracy Sullivan at Feel free to share this request for assistance with others who might like to help.

Following are the details of volunteer needs. Please indicate shift(s) you are available for (first and second choices would be helpful if possible).


Please include your contact information if it is other than by email. Tracy will respond to you as soon as possible to get you on the schedule.

:arm flail:
OMG, I want to do this SO BADLY!!! But I have no way of getting there! I would totally take off work, but I imagine they must have tons of people who want to do this who can actually get there. Still, maybe I should respond anyway!

Date: 2010-02-24 05:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
zomg - respond! do it! even if you aren't needed or can't make it at least you will know you tried? something? make those the right words!

ps IMHO of course.

Date: 2010-02-24 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks, I did email the person in charge, but I doubt I can be much help to them (and I don't want to sound like some kid who just wants to pet a whale). Also reached out to a scuba message board and my zoo volunteers, in case we could get a carpool together. I feel a little guilty that a whale is sick and I think it's the most exciting opportunity ever!

Bad news

Date: 2010-02-24 05:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ugh. Inuk has apparently died. Days before the message even went out. I feel silly now, having sent so many emails about it. :(

Re: Bad news

Date: 2010-02-24 05:03 pm (UTC)


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