DM: the Arctic the Beluga whale was spotted in the river Thames in the London area
The whale may die, caught in the shallows where you can’t get out.
MOSCOW, September 25. /TASS/. Whale-Beluga whale living in the Arctic seas, was spotted in the river Thames near London. This was announced Tuesday by the British newspaper Daily Mail published photos and videos which show how marine animal splashing in the river.
“I can’t believe I am writing this, but it’s not a joke — the white whale in the river Thames” — wrote on his page on Twitter an eyewitness, expert-ecologist David Andrews.
Still here and showing well #BELUGA pic.twitter.com/uGqz3XabdP
— Dave Andrews (@iPterodroma) September 25, 2018
London resident, biologist Dylan Todd also shared his impressions on Twitter: “Amazing! Whale-Beluga whale spotted in the Thames in search of food. It is very rare in English waters.”
Student-biologist Beth Klein wrote in the same network: “I was stunned by the sight of a whale in the river Thames. I’m so shocked, I don’t know what to think”. At the same time, Beth Klein has expressed concerns that the Thames whale may die:
Although the whale in the Thames is an amazing phenomenon, her fate might be tragic.
The whale may die in the river, caught in the shallows where you can’t get out. The British Royal society for the prevention of cruelty to animals (RSPCA) has announced that it sent an expert to check the condition of the marine animal and if he needs help.
In 2006 in the Thames, swam a whale-butylene, seven-meter sea creature was spotted in the river opposite the houses of Parliament in the city centre. The whale was in shallow water and suffer from dehydration. Rescuers were trying to load it on a barge and transported to the open sea, but before Keith died.
Belukha — the representative of the toothed whales of mammals. The range of its distribution is concentrated mostly in the Arctic seas and are White, Bering and Okhotsk seas off Alaska and Greenland. The southern boundary of their habitat is the Amur river on the border of Russia and China, as well as the St. Lawrence river, flowing through the territory of Canada and the United States and connects the Atlantic ocean with the Great lakes. In winter, Beluga whales sometimes come to the Baltic sea.