LONDON – When someone mentions London’s River Thames and wildlife in the same sentence, you could be forgiven for thinking they’re about to say something grim about pollution levels.

But new data from the the Zoological Society of London has shown that the Thames is actually something of a hotspot when it comes to unexpected marine life; in the last 10 years more than 2,700 dolphins, whales, seals and porpoises have been sighted in the Thames Estuary.

Bottle-nose whale River Thames

A bottle-nose whale was spotted in the Thames back in 2006.

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Seriously unexpected marine mammals are being spotted in the River Thames