UK News: Second whale is found dead in the Thames just ten days after baby humpback nicknamed Hessy was killed in the same river when a boat hit her in the face causing 'catastrophic' wounds - - PressFrom - United Kingdom
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UK News Second whale is found dead in the Thames just ten days after baby humpback nicknamed Hessy was killed in the same river when a boat hit her in the face causing 'catastrophic' wounds

17:50  18 october  2019
17:50  18 october  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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THE rare humpback whale named ' Hessy ' spotted in the River Thames over the weekend has The British Divers Marine Life Rescue have confirmed the news after Hessy was spotted floating lifeless 2006: A bottlenose whale , nicknamed Whaley caused hysteria in London when she swam upstream

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A second whale has been found dead in the Thames, days after a juvenile humpback nicknamed Hessy died in the same river when a boat hit her in the face - inflicting 'catastrophic' wounds.

The discovery, described as a 'complete bizarre coincidence', comes 10 days after Hessy, the 27-foot mammal, was hit by a ship in open sea before dying of starvation as a result of its injuries.

On Friday morning, an image of the lifeless whale floating next to docks in Denton, Gravesend was posted to Facebook.

A bystander wrote: 'Unsure if it has been recovered by the PLA, but the relevant authorities have been made aware.'

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Martin Garside, spokesman for the Port of London authority, said: 'You couldn't make it up. It's in no way connected to Hessy the Humpback - it's a complete bizarre coincidence.

'It's not a Humpback. It was reported by a member of the public this morning near Town Pier, Gravesend.

'We had no live sightings of it at all. It's a total surprise. We don't know how long it has been here but it doesn't appear to be badly decomposed. I don't think it has been here terribly long.'

Examinations will take place on the whale later today.

It comes just ten days after a humpback whale died after swimming into the Thames.

The 27ft-long juvenile female, nicknamed Hessy, was spotted near Greenhithe, Kent sparking international attention.

water next to the building: Ten days ago: The 27ft-long juvenile female, nicknamed Hessy, was spotted near Greenhithe, Kent earlier this week, sparking international attention © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Ten days ago: The 27ft-long juvenile female, nicknamed Hessy, was spotted near Greenhithe, Kent earlier this week, sparking international attention

But a post-mortem revealed she suffered catastrophic injuries to her jaw and a large wound to her head, and that a ship strike was the main cause of death.

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A humpback whale was recently spotted in the River Thames near London. However, while Benny eventually left the Thames and headed home to the Arctic, the humpback whale was not so lucky. The few cases of dead whales washing ashore with clear ship-strike injuries are just the tip of the

The animal had been spotted sleeping in a closed caravan park a mile from Wild Animal Kingdom in Nilly was killed in a freak accident at Borth Wild Animal KingdomCredit: Athena Picture Agency. Terrified woman finds huge spider the size of SAUCEPAN in her house. In light of the death the zoo

Rob Deaville, of the Zoological Society of London, said the strike is thought to have happened in open sea rather than in the river.

He added that the post-mortem revealed the animal had not eaten for some time and was 'nutritionally compromised', but no signs of any ingested plastics were found.

Rare sightings of the whale had delighted onlookers and whale watchers, who flocked to the banks of the river to catch a glimpse of the elusive animal.

a dog swimming in a body of water: The mammal, nicknamed Hessy, was spotted several times near Erith Reach, around five miles west of Greenhithe © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The mammal, nicknamed Hessy, was spotted several times near Erith Reach, around five miles west of Greenhithe a close up of a truck: Experts say it is likely the juvenile whale made a navigational error and swam up river from the North Sea last week on a spring tide when the water level was at its highest © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Experts say it is likely the juvenile whale made a navigational error and swam up river from the North Sea last week on a spring tide when the water level was at its highest

Experts say it is likely the juvenile whale made a navigational error and swam up river from the North Sea last week on a spring tide when the water level was at its highest.

Another humpback whale which entered the the river 10 years ago is known to have died of starvation.

The exact cause of Hessy's death will be determined following analysis from the Cetacean Strandings Investigations Programme at London Zoo.

It is the fifth humpback whale to be recorded stranded in the UK by the programme.

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