River Thames whale, museum display

River Thames whale, museum display

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Caption: River Thames whale. Museum display of the skull from the skeleton of a female northern bottlenose whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus) that became stranded in the River Thames, London, in January 2006. The whale died during rescue attempts, and the body was later presented to the Natural History Museum. The skeleton was put on display at the museum in January 2007. At right is the museum's mammal expert Richard Sabin.

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