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Whale in Thames by suzulu on 20 January 2006 4:26pm
There is a Northern Bottle-Nosed Whale in the Thames! It swam past the Houses of Parliament upstream and as I work by the Thames I rushed out of the office as soon as I heard to see if I could see it but it had already gone. There has been a helicopter circling round for a while. I do hope it's OK because it's a long way from home and there is a danger of it being beached. A boat has been sent to protect it and rescuers have been trying keep it away from the river banks.
Re: Whale in Thames by kazzzz on 20 January 2006 8:04pm
I do hope it's going to be ok...I've seen several beached whales in Ayustralia and it's such a sad sight...fingers crossed. :)
Re: Whale in Thames by tucsonmike on 20 January 2006 10:49pm
I just saw it on CNN. I know for sure it is not having a whale of a good time as this is a rather bad situation for the whale. Great viewing for spectators, not safe for the whale.
Re: Whale in Thames by Helen on 20 January 2006 11:19pm
oh dear oh dear... I hope they get this poor and probably very scared whale back to safety very soon.

can you keep us updated???? pleeez?

Re: Whale in Thames by kazzzz on 20 January 2006 11:52pm
Hey \Helen good to see you!
Last thing I heard they had the whale surrounded by boats to protect it and it's bleeding and very stressed :(
Re: Whale in Thames by suzulu on 21 January 2006 12:04am
They have lost sight of it - now it's dark anyway - but someone may have seen it in Greenwich. If so, then it is heading in the right direction but still a long way to go.
Re: Whale in Thames by peripatetically on 21 January 2006 1:09am
This is a sad thing alright. THepoor creature must be terrified. I saw the video on a few different TV news stations tonight. I do hope the darkness and quiet of the night gives it a bit of stress-free time. But I know lttle of thing things and dobt it will help. I hate to see animals suffer.

(Kaz, at first I thought it was Tony lost in the river. lol)
Re: Whale in Thames by Miss-M on 21 January 2006 4:44am
Oh dear, I didn't know Audrey had made it so far abroard yet.
Re: Whale in Thames by intrepid on 21 January 2006 4:16pm
The BBC World Service told us about it and said people were lining up along the river to get a look at it. I'd sure go. Nobody here was able to see the whale in person, were they?
Hopefully, the rescue effort'll be able to explain that "Wales" is on the other side.
Re: Whale in Thames by kazzzz on 21 January 2006 6:56pm
Oooh Missy you're evil you are....and hilarious ;)
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