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London Whale Rescue Photos from the Thames bank

January 21, 2006

I witnessed the rescue mission for the whale trapped near Battersea Bridge today. From my Thames side vantage point along with hundreds of other animal lovers, tourists and spectators, I watched as marine specialists tried valiantly to save the whale.

The scene at the Thames

Rescuers help the whale

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Endangered whales – get the facts

January 21, 2006

The London whale has brought to our attention once again how these fantastic mamals are endangered in many parts of the world for a number of reasons.

As experts try valiantly to save the whale in the Thames, take the opportunity to have some of the bigger questions about endangered whales answered:

Whalers targeting the great whales?

Toothed whales facing threats.

Are all whales endangered?

Preserve the whales.

What can we do to help the whales of the world?

See the seaworld.org website for more info.

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Thames Whale Health Fears

January 21, 2006

The BBC report on health fears for the whale in the Thames, London.

“Tony Woodley from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR), which is leading the rescue operation, said the vet on the barge was “pessimistic” about the whale’s chances.”