Humpback whales stray up tropical Aussie river

A trio of humpback whales — usually bound for Antarctica this time of year — took a wrong turn, heading up a crocodile-infested north Australian river with scientists hoping Saturday they will all return to the sea safely.

Two of the creatures, first seen in the East Alligator River in Kakadu National Park earlier this week, are already believed to have gone back to the sea, Parks Australia said.

But authorities were still monitoring at least one whale, spotted about 20 kilometres (12.4…

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