Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Bottlenose whale swam up the River Thames

A northern bottlenose whale which swam up the River Thames in London on Friday Jan 20 2006, passing Parliament and Big Ben, and drawing large crowds of spectators to the banks of the waterway. As TV stations followed the rare spectacle with live coverage, the mammal wandered into shallow water near the muddy banks of the tidal waterway, and several people jumped into the cold river to coax it away from shore. (Tom Hevezi)

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