The animal was spotted as it passed the Houses of Parliament See the whale A whale has made its way up the River Thames to central London, where it is being watched by riverside crowds. The northern bottle-nosed whale, which is 16-18ft long and is usually found in deep sea waters, has passed Parliament and is moving upstream.
Whale in Thames (Possibly a fake)
"I saw it blow, it was a spout of water which sparkled in the air,"
said eyewitness Tom Howard-Vyne.
A boat has been sent to protect the whale and rescuers have been trying to keep it away from the Thames's banks. It has come within yards of the banks and has crashed into an empty boat, while trapped in a narrow estuary between the banks and moored vessels. Vets are remaining on standby, experts have said it does not appear to be ill, but are concerns it will get weaker and may become beached.