A 36 ft long humpback whale was found dead in the Thames Estuary early yesterday morning.

After the mammal was found by a passing tugboat near the Isle of Sheppey in Kent the coastguard issued a navigation warning to any vessels in the nearby area, alerting them of the huge floating carcass.

The whale has now been towed away and a post-mortem will be conducted by the Natural History Museum.

This unusual incident illustrates that there are all sorts of hazards out there for sailors, even in the Thames Estuary.

Read more about this story on the Evening Standard’s website.

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