Mystery and concern as beluga whale swims up Seine towards Paris

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Officials are puzzled as to why an apparently underwheight beluga whale, a species normally found in cold Arctic waters, is swimming up the River Seine towards the French capital, while environmentalists ponder on how to guide the cetacean back out to sea.

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A beluga whale has been spotted in France's River Seine, and officials are now deciding how to save a mammal more suited to cold Arctic waters, reports BBC News.