Sadly, he didn’t make it. Our new friend, the Thames Whale, died just a few miles from the sea.
Sofia and I watched the entire rescue effort – from them capturing it on the river bank in Battersea through to it travelling down the Thames on board the barge.
We’re both sad, but I think we always thought it was only a slim chance he would survive.
A porpoise was also found dead on the shore at Putney today, which was quite unusual too.
There have already been suggestions going around that military activity in the North Sea may have confused the animals and sent them hundreds of miles of course. If this is the case, it’s something I hope is chased up and further investigated.