Friday, January 20, 2006

Well, That Was Bloody Unexpected! (Surprising Headlines)

Whale spotted in central 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 Lambeth Bridge.

A rescue boat has been sent to protect the whale and rescuers have been trying to keep it away from the river banks.

Specialist equipment, including inflatable tubes to re-direct the animal downstream, are being sent.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Kyle said...

I don't think I'll go to tour this weekend. We'll call it one of those, "more likely to get harpooned" days.

I have to watch out for them.

1:25 PM  
Blogger Noel Y. Bava said...

poor whale. i just read that it died despite the rescue efforts of London Marine experts.

7:13 AM  

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