Manchester, United States of America
ORCA WHALE A73 IS PLACED IN SLING FOR RELOCATION TO CANADA.
Orca whale 'A73,' nicknamed "Springer" by local media, is placed in a
sling in Manchester, Washington, on July 13, 2002 before being
transported to the Johnstone Strait in British Columbia, Canada.
Scientists captured the whale on June 13 and nursed it back to health
and are now attempting to reintroduce the whale to its native pod in a
wilder environment after it inhabited the metropolitan waters of Puget
Sound near Seattle alone for several months.REUTERS/Cheryl Hatch-POOL