Northern Bottlenose Whale in London

A seven-tonne whale has made its way up the Thames to central London, where it is being watched by riverside crowds.
The 16-18ft (5m) northern bottle-nosed whale, which is usually found in deep sea waters, has been seen as far upstream as Chelsea.

BBC: Whale spotted in central London »
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Direct from the 22nd floor of Millbank Tower »

“A whale that became stranded in the River Thames has died after a massive rescue attempt to save its life.”
BBC:Whales Dies Despite Rescue Bid
Activists dump dead whale outside Japanese embassy in Berlin »
Follow the Greenpeace ships as they track Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean »
Update 21/01/06
Stranded whale moved onto barge »
The Guardian: London’s whale to join national collection »

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