Ecologist Dave Andrews was the first to spot the beluga whale swimming in the River Thames. Belugas typically live in the cold Arctic waters off Greenland, Svalbard and the Barents Sea. Lucy Babey (head of science and charity at UK charity ORCA) said, “Considering how far the animal is from its range, it may be distressed and so it is vital that onlookers both on land and at sea keep their distance”. The British Divers Marine Life Rescue tweeted that they were monitoring the situation.
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