Beluga whale sighted in Thames estuary off Gravesend

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Experts say animal may have been forced 1,000 miles south of its usual habitat by storms

A beluga whale has been sighted off Gravesend in the Thames estuary, more than 1,000 miles from its usual habitat in the Arctic.

The ghostly white whale was videoed and photographed coming up for air on Tuesday lunchtime. Whale experts said the animal appeared lost but seemed to be swimming strongly.

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