Western gray whale launched on Thames

The WWF floated an 11-metre replica whale down the River Thames in London today, to highlight the plight faced by one of the world’s most endangered whales.
I took this photo from its launch at West India dock.
Rather sad that the WWF stunt was not just for fun, but to highlight the critical state of the Western Gray Whale whose feeding ground is being destroyed by oil drilling off the coast of Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East.

http://www.wwf.org.uk/wwf_articles.cfm?unewsid=5656

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