Humpback whale found in Thames died after being hit by a ship

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A humpback whale found dead in the River Thames just east of London had likely been struck by a ship, scientists who conducted an autopsy on the animal said on Thursday.

The 8-metre long whale, a young female, was sighted swimming in the Thames on Monday, but was found lifeless in shallow water late on Tuesday under a major road bridge at Greenhithe in Kent.

Scientists from the Zoological Society of London’s Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (CSIP), who carried out a detailed post-mortem examination, said their main finding was a...


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Humpback whale found in Thames died after being hit by a ship


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