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Humpback whales safely swim through crocodile-infested river, believed to be first time

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Humpback whales safely swim through crocodile-infested river, believed to be first time (Courtesy:{ }Kakadu National Park)

AUSTRALIA (SBG) — A humpback whale finished a dangerous journey Monday after swimming through an alligator-infested river in Australia. Experts say it was the first time humpbacks had entered Kadadu's East Alligator River.

In all, three whales entered the dangerous waters at the Kakadu National Park and were monitored by experts for 17 days until they left the park.

Officials are hopeful the whales will now continue to migrate to Antarctica.

"This is the very best outcome we could have hoped for," said Northern Territory Government Senior Scientist Dr. Carol Palmer in a statement to Kakadu National Park officials.

Experts say the whales appear to be in good condition as they continue their journey in safer waters.

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