Natural History Museum Tring Presents The Thames Whale Story

The Natural History Museum in Tring presents The Thames Whale Story a free exhibition on view 22 January 2011 to 2 May 2011 .

In January 2006, a six-metre-long whale swam up the Thames. Despite human efforts, the northern bottlenose whale died towards the end of a rescue attempt, under the gaze of the world’s media. In our latest temporary exhibition you can get up close to the skeleton and hear the whale’s story, from its time in the river to what happened next and what we can learn from it.

The northern bottlenose whale is endemic to the North Atlantic Ocean and is found in cool and subarctic waters such as the Davis Strait, the Labrador Sea, the Greenland Sea and the Barents Sea. They prefer deep water. “The Gully”, a huge submarine canyon east of Nova Scotia, has a year-round population of around 160 whales.

Image: Whale Skeleton, Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum at Tring
The Walter Rothschild building
Akeman Street
Tring Herts
HP23 6AP UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 6171
ww.nhm.ac.uk/tring

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