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Whale appears in docks of exclusive neighborhood in Argentina's capital while hundreds look on

  • People watch a lost whale in Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Authorities have not identified what kind of whale it is, and it was unclear how they would get it back to the ocean. News of it quickly spread on social media and the news, prompting hundreds to line up along the port area to catch a glimpse. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    People watch a lost whale in Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Authorities have not identified what kind of whale it is, and it was unclear how they would get it back to the ocean. News of it quickly spread on social media and the news, prompting hundreds to line up along the port area to catch a glimpse. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)  (The Associated Press)

  • People watch a lost whale in Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Authorities have not identified what kind of whale it is, and it was unclear how they would get it back to the ocean. The waterway connects with Rio de la Plata river which leads to the Atlantic Ocean. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    People watch a lost whale in Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Authorities have not identified what kind of whale it is, and it was unclear how they would get it back to the ocean. The waterway connects with Rio de la Plata river which leads to the Atlantic Ocean. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)  (The Associated Press)

  • A lost whale swims near boats in Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. The whale appeared in a port of one of Buenos Aires’ most exclusive neighborhoods, periodically surfacing alongside luxury yachts while attracting hundreds of onlookers. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    A lost whale swims near boats in Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. The whale appeared in a port of one of Buenos Aires’ most exclusive neighborhoods, periodically surfacing alongside luxury yachts while attracting hundreds of onlookers. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)  (The Associated Press)

A whale has appeared in a port at one of Buenos Aires' most exclusive neighborhoods, periodically surfacing alongside luxury yachts while attracting hundreds of onlookers.

The whale surfaced Monday afternoon in Puerto Madero, an area of towering office buildings and high-end lofts. In the middle of the neighborhood is a body of water the size of a few square blocks where many residents keep their yachts.

News of the whale quickly spread on social media and the newscasts.

Authorities have not identified the type of whale, and it's unclear how they will get it back to sea. A port police boat is traversing the waterway, apparently trying to lure the animal to the connecting Rio de la Plata river, which feeds into the Atlantic Ocean.