US News: Hessy the humpback whale was a baby GIRL and had been hit by a large SHIP, confirm scientists after heartbreaking scenes as her 32ft carcass was hoisted from the Thames - PressFrom - United Kingdom
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US News Hessy the humpback whale was a baby GIRL and had been hit by a large SHIP, confirm scientists after heartbreaking scenes as her 32ft carcass was hoisted from the Thames

20:00  09 october  2019
20:00  09 october  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The 32 ft carcass of a humpback whale spotted swimming in the River Thames is now being dissected by scientists amid reports it died after becoming The exact cause of Hessy 's death will be determined following analysis from the Cetacean Strandings Investigations Programme at London Zoo.

HEARTBREAKING pictures have emerged of Hessy the humpback whale being hauled out of the Thames as experts revealed she had been hit by a boat. The three boats worked together to slowly move the carcass along the river to the Port of London Authority's Denton Wharf. It took the team four

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a large ship in the water: The magnificent animal, nicknamed Hessy, had been travelling back and forth over a stretch of five miles after it was first sighted near Dartford Bridge in Kent on Sunday, but was found dead at around 5pm yesterday. It is seen this morning being loaded onto a trailer at Gravesend on its way for dissection by the Zoological Society of London © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The magnificent animal, nicknamed Hessy, had been travelling back and forth over a stretch of five miles after it was first sighted near Dartford Bridge in Kent on Sunday, but was found dead at around 5pm yesterday. It is seen this morning being loaded onto a trailer at Gravesend on its way for dissection by the Zoological Society of London

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HESSY the humpback whale who died in the Thames had been hit by a boat, experts Experts were looking for a site large enough to carry out the tests this morning, with the usual protocol of It was believed to be the first time a humpback had been spotted in the Thames for 10 years, which

A humpback whale that swam into the Thames was hit by a ship , the Zoological Society of He said: “From initial examinations ZSL can confirm the humpback whale is a juvenile female and has a large wound indicative of a ship strike A humpback whale measuring at least five metres (16ft)

The 32ft carcass of a humpback whale spotted swimming in the River Thames is now being dissected by scientists amid reports it died after becoming malnourished due to a lack of feeding. 

Scientists examining the carcass have now revealed Hessy was a baby girl and had been hit by a large ship. 

The magnificent animal, nicknamed Hessy, had been travelling back and forth over a stretch of five miles after it was first sighted near Dartford Bridge in Kent on Sunday, but was found dead at around 5pm yesterday.  

a dog jumping in the air: Two Port of London Authority boats and one RNLI lifeboat were deployed to recover the carcass at around 6.30pm and tow it to shore, before it was kept overnight and then winched onto a trailer this morning on its way to dissection © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Two Port of London Authority boats and one RNLI lifeboat were deployed to recover the carcass at around 6.30pm and tow it to shore, before it was kept overnight and then winched onto a trailer this morning on its way to dissection

Two Port of London Authority boats and one RNLI lifeboat were deployed to recover the carcass at around 6.30pm and tow it to shore, before it was kept overnight and then winched onto a trailer this morning on its way to dissection. 

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The lifeless body pf the humpback whale was spotted floating near Greenhithe. The aquatic mammal, nicknamed Hessy , had travelled around five miles back and forth along the river after it It is likely there was not enough food for the creature, thought to be 25- 32 ft long and low on fat reserves.

The ' 32 ft ' humpback whale spotted in the River Thames over the weekend has died. It was the first time in 10 years a humpback whale had been spotted in the Thames . "We have not had any confirmed sightings today. "As far as the reports yesterday go, it is a dark-coloured whale with a

Three boats worked in tandem to slowly move the carcass along the river to the Port of London Authority's Denton Wharf.

A spokesman for the Port of London authority said the whale was found underneath the Dartford Crossing. He told MailOnline: 'We had two Port of London patrol boats – the Kew and the East Haven – plus an RNLI life boat. 

a boat docked at a dock: A spokesman for the Port of London authority described the recovery operation last night. He said: ‘We managed to secure the whale to the larger of the boats, the Kew, and then began dragging it. The whale was so big and heavy that the Kew was only able to do one and a half miles an hour' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A spokesman for the Port of London authority described the recovery operation last night. He said: ‘We managed to secure the whale to the larger of the boats, the Kew, and then began dragging it. The whale was so big and heavy that the Kew was only able to do one and a half miles an hour'

'We managed to secure the whale to the larger of the boats, the Kew, and then began dragging it. The whale was so big and heavy that the Kew was only able to do one and a half miles an hour.

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The whale carcass had been stored at low temperatures after it was brought to land on Monday. Samples will be taken from the whale and sent for further testing. The marine experts are also The procedure began with a one-hour examination of the humpback 's exterior before the animal was

The whale has been nicknamed Hessy by some Twitter users. One account, called Girl About the Thames , wrote today: " Hessy The Thames Humpback Whale was sighted at Named Benny by animal lovers, it attracted large numbers of visitors who came down to the shore to catch a glimpse of it.

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'It took us four hours to take it to the Port of London authority facility in Gravesend. It was kept there overnight and ZSL (Zoological Society of London) came and picked it up in the morning.' 

a close up of a map: A map showing how the typical migration route of a humpback whale passes the UK's north coast. This particular whale was not following the usual pattern © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A map showing how the typical migration route of a humpback whale passes the UK's north coast. This particular whale was not following the usual pattern

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

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

The whale's carcass being lifted this morning © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The whale's carcass being lifted this morning

Martin Garside, of the Port of London Authority, was on the first boat dispatched to Hessy at about 6.30pm last night.

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A humpback whale dubbed “ Hessy ” has been spotted in the Thames , prompting marine rescue divers to be put on standby to prevent a repeat of past tragedies. The mammal, thought to be about 20ft, was on Monday wallowing near the Dartford crossing east of London

Hessy the Whale has been reported deadCredit: Louis Wood - The Sun. Londoners were amazed to see the massive mammalCredit: Louis Wood - The Sun. There were six previous sightings of the massive marine mammal - said to measure up to a staggering 33ft - in the river on Sunday, the first at

He said: 'It was quite eery. I was lucky in a way to see such a beautiful creature. There I was standing so close to this magnificent creature, with the motorway traffic whizzing about above me.

'It was moving in really fast water. We were afraid of losing it so we called for assistance. It took four hours at one and a half miles per hour. We had three boats involved, Easthaven, Kew and the RNLI. Kew dragged it.

a dog swimming in a body of water: Benny the beluga whale rose to national fame when he was spotted in the River Thames last year. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Benny the beluga whale rose to national fame when he was spotted in the River Thames last year.

'The whale is very big, it's at least ten metres long. Exact details about length and weight will come out in the next few days. A whale in the Thames is very rare

'It was very big - it's at least ten metres long.'

Lucy Babey, head of science at ORCA, believes it may have become disorientated after not getting enough food. 

'From the photographs and reports, it looks like the whale was malnourished and didn't have many fat reserves on it, so it clearly hadn't been feeding properly,' she told MailOnline. 

Rare sightings of the whale had delighted onlookers and whale watchers, who flocked to the banks of the Thames to catch a glimpse of the elusive animal © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Rare sightings of the whale had delighted onlookers and whale watchers, who flocked to the banks of the Thames to catch a glimpse of the elusive animal

'These animals need big fat reserves for their long migrations when they can travel tens of thousands of miles, and to keep warm in cold water.

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The ' 32 ft ' humpback whale spotted in the River Thames over the weekend has died. Its body was reported close to the Kent shore at Greenhithe but has been floating with the tide. Martin Garside, from the Port of London Authority, said on Monday: "There were a number of sightings by boats on

The 32 ft mammal, already named online as Hessy , was seen between Crayford Ness and the If it is a humpback , as believed, it would be the first time in 10 years one of them has been spotted in "We have not had any confirmed sightings today. The rare whale was spotted in the Thames yesterday

'It was clearly in poor nutritional health, which meant it was disoriented and made a navigational error. It would have died anyway even if it was not in the Thames.

'Why it hadn't been feeding properly is what we'll find out in the autopsy.' 

a large ship in a body of water: The whale has signs of 'historic entanglement' scarring on its dorsal fin but looks unharmed apart from that © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The whale has signs of 'historic entanglement' scarring on its dorsal fin but looks unharmed apart from that

Another humpback whale which entered the Thames 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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