If you were a whale, where is the last place you'd want to get stranded in?
That's right. I'd avoid the land of whale sashimi and whale bacon too. I'd make sure to keep my distance from a land where whales get caught for "scientific research" because there is just no way to count them without harpooning them first; where people with science degrees claim that the supply of fish in the oceans would increase if we'd keep the population of whales under control.
Well, this poor thing got stuck in shallow water in the wrong place -- the wrong place being the port of Tanabe-shi in Wakayama Prefecture.
According to the Yomiuri Shimbun, the tireless rescue team spent all of one hour on trying to help the presumably sick cetacean.
I wonder how long they spent tenderizing the sucker with special juice: