Tech & Science A four-meter whale baby rescued in a lock of the Thames, in London

14:30  10 may  2021
14:30  10 may  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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A minke whale has fallen in a lock of the Thames, London, Sunday, May 9th. After several hours of intervention, the whaleband four meters long was evacuated from the river and taken care of by veterinarians who will have to determine whether or not they can be released.

The police, the firefighters and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution came with an intruder found, Sunday, May 9, in the Thames, to London ( United Kingdom ). A minke whale baby has found it stuck in a lock, reports the Huffington Post .

After several hours of intervention, under the eye of the onlookers, the rescuers managed to move the animal, before towing it with veterinarians.

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Update on the #richmond #whale .

The RNLI Have Just Left to Applause from Onlookers AS They Move The Whale To A Safer Location.


- Matt Graving May 9, 2021

Treat injuries before releasing

injured, the whale will now be examined closer by caregivers. "The rescuers must be sure that he will survive if he is brought back upstream", indicated the BBC journalist, Gareth Furby, on Twitter. According to another reporter present on the spot during the evacuation of the whale, the fate of it is not yet sealed.


whales of Minke can reach the ten meters long and generally evolves in the north of the Atlantic and the Pacific. The baby who failed this weekend in the Thames had been seen upstream of the river, near Barnes Bridge, before stopping his journey in the Richmond lock.

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