Vinvis in Thames blijkt een zeldzame Noordse vinvis te zijn

Yesterday, a CSIP team from ZSL carried out a necropsy on the whale which had been found floating dead in the Thames near Gravesend last Friday. The whale turned out to be a 9.7m juvenile female sei whale, which is a relatively unusual species for the UK. This is only the seventh sei whale to be recorded stranded in the UK since the inception of the UK strandings programme in 1990.
Photo credits: Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme- UK strandings