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Whale hello there! Beluga spotted eating in River Thames

26 September 2018, 02:57 | Justin Tyler

ANALYSISSeptember 26 2018 9:32am The Times Underwater noise may have sent beluga whale off course Ben Webster Oceans Correspondent

ANALYSISSeptember 26 2018 9:32am The Times Underwater noise may have sent beluga whale off course Ben Webster Oceans Correspondent

The network of volunteer "marine mammal medics" said it had whale rescue pontoons at the ready that can be used to re-float stranded animals in an effort to move them to safety.

The last sighting in United Kingdom waters was in 2015 when they were spotted off northeastern England near the Northumberland coastline, but they left shortly afterwards, she added.

Scientists said beluga whales are usually very social so seeing one by itself is also "concerning".

The WDC's Danny Groves told the UK Press Association, "He or she is obviously very lost and quite possibly in trouble".

The Beluga poked its head out of the water on multiple occasions.

"We would urge that the whale is given space and disturbance is kept to a minimum", he said.

The British Divers Marine Life Rescue said it was monitoring the situation. "There have been just 20 sightings of beluga whales off the United Kingdom coast previously, but these have occurred off Northumberland, Northern Ireland and Scotland".

In 2006 a northern bottlenose whale shocked Londoners as it swam up the River Thames as rescuers tried in vain to save it.

According to National Geographic magazine, beluga whales can range from 13 to 20 feet in length. They are known for their bulbous forehead, known as a "melon", which allows them to make various facial expressions due to its flexibility. Though common in the Arctic Ocean's coastal waters, they are found in subarctic waters as well and migrate southward in large herds when the sea freezes over.

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