A humpback whale swam into the lagoon through the Daveta Tabu passage with two other whales, and while the other two whales made it safely out of the lagoon, the third whale did not. It’s possible that the whale became disoriented, making it difficult to find the route back to sea. Now the other two whales are circling the lagoon, waiting for their friend to join them.
The Roko Sau of Totoya shared photos of the efforts made to herd the whale back to sea, which shows the size of the whale, estimated to be 30 feet long. Unfortunately, the whale is still in the Totoya lagoon, but Pacific Blue Foundation will continue to post updates on the humpback whale.