How’s that for timing? I only visited the Museum of London last weekend…and now they’ve got this impressive whale exhibit, which means a return visit is surely on the cards! The half-tonne, 7 metre long whale was discovered in Greenwich. It’s believed to have died two centuries ago when it swam too close to the mouth of the Thames and was probably harpooned for its valuable oils. It’s only at the Museum in Docklands until 14th September and then is going to the Natural History Museum for further analysis.
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This 10ft whale leapt onto a couple’s yacht just off the coast of Cape Town. The Southern Right Whale, known for its bad eyesight, is thought simply didn’t see the boat. It’s a type of baleen whale, who don’t have teeth and instead filter the seawater for tiny plankton to feed on. Despite their massive size (these ones can grow up to 61ft and 80 tonnes!) baleen whales are known for ‘breaching’, leaping completely out of the water.