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Argentine authorities lure whale out of luxury Buenos Aires marina, hope it will return to sea

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)

Argentine authorities have successfully guided a whale out of the marina of a glitzy area in Buenos Aires and hope that it will now return to sea.

Roxana Schteinbarg is the executive coordinator of the Whale Conservation Institute in Argentina. She tells The Associated Press that the whale had left the marina of the Puerto Madero neighborhood. Schteinbarg says the animal is now in the port area where the Rio de La Plata river feeds into the Atlantic.

The whale appeared in the marina Monday afternoon, periodically surfacing next to yachts while hundreds of surprised onlookers gawked.

Schteinbarg said Tuesday the whale appears to be a 2-year-old humpback. She said it was likely making its first migration without its mother and got disoriented.