A few days ago a humpback whale measuring 16 feet (5 metres) has been spotted in the River Thames east of London. It is very unusual for humpback whale to be seen in the Thames estuary and it is likely the animal made a navigational error.

In a statement posted on Twitter, The British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) organisation said: "Terribly sad news that soon after 5pm today the humpback whale which had not been seen in the Thames all day, was found dead. Hopefully tomorrow a necropsy will be carried out to determine the cause of death."

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