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Porpoise Spotted In River Thames: Photo

Tuesday 19th February 2013

A propoise has been spotted in the River Thames.

porpoise thames
Image: Toby Forester

Sightings on Twitter suggested a dolphin was swimming in the river in London, but the Environmental Agency believe the stumpy fin means it is actually a harbour porpoise.

Toby Forester, who took this photo of the creature at Putney, said it was a suprise the see it swimming in the river 20 miles from the sea.

In 2006, a whale was seen swimming up the River Thames.