CANBERRA, Australia: A humpback whale has found its way back to sea weeks after it got lost in a murky, crocodile-infested river in northern Australia.
There have been no previous recorded sightings of whales in remote East Alligator River in the Northern Territorys World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, and no one can explain why at least three of the blue water mammals ventured so deep inland in a river with little visibility.
The last of the trio managed to navigate its way through shallow channels at the broad river mouth and back into Van Diemen Gulf over the weekend, Kakadu National Park manager Feach Moyle said.
It made its way out on the high tides and were pleased it appeared to be in good condition and not suffering any ill effects, Moyle said in a statement.
Humpbacks follow the western Australian coast…