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Hvaldimir has left Hammerfest!

June 19, 2019 - Hvaldimir was missing for the 18:00 feeding. There are strong indications that a small boat lured him out of the harbor sometime after 16:00. Despite searching efforts from 11pm to 4am following a sighting report approx. 18km further south, the caretakers could not find him. If he was lured out of his familiar habitat by people, we stress that he may be lost and incapable of navigating back to Hammerfest. Based on evidence collected to date, we do not believe that Hvaldimir can sustain himself on the long-term. He may therefore be fully reliant on his caretakers for his welfare and survival.