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A Northern Whale In London…

Saturday, January 21, 2006
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Barge carrying the Northern Bottle-nosed Whale

A bottle-nosed whale lost its way , and somehow ended up in the Thames River in central London yesterday. It was there for over twenty-four hours, and seemed to be getting more and more disoriented, so today, rescuers decided to intervene. The magnificent mammal is currently on a barge on the way back to the sea.

Godspeed Mr Whale, and I hope you get well soon. I’m sure you’ll be with your family again in no time at all…

The whale has died. Iā€™m absolutely gutted.


  • Dramedy Girl
    January 22
    5:02 pm

    That is so sad! The last I had read was that he was going to be escorted out and everything was going to be okay. šŸ™ Poor thing!


  • Rosie
    January 22
    5:26 pm

    Karen, I just read about your errant traveler this morning. So sad! Hope they figure out what happened. One of the scientific talking heads over here said that the constitution of whales is actually very delicate and in situations like this there is rarely a good outcome.


  • Dawn
    January 23
    11:18 am

    I was really sorry to hear about the whale’s death, too, Karen.

    I really hoped that this would be one of the times that a whale would be successfully guided back out to sea.

    And yes, Rosie, apparently whales, for all their huge size are delicate creatures.

    Kudos to those who actually went into the river to stop the whale beaching itself. A very sad outcome.


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