A Southern right whale was stranded in shallow water near Lakes Entrance, a tourist resort and fishing port located in the southeast of Australia's Victoria state, on Saturday (July 6), local media said.
The whale drew a crowd of onlookers after local media reported the incident.
Rescue workers sprayed water over the 12-metre whale in order reduce the effect of sun exposure, local media said.
The whale has been stranded since Friday (July 5).
Rescuers try to free whale stuck in shallow water (0:45)
July 6 - Rescuers try to freel a whale that became stuck in shallow water in Victoria state. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). ( Transcript )