Seahorses, sharks and seals found in ‘sewage risk' Thames
Daily Express|November 10, 2021
SEALS, seahorses, and sharks are living in the River Thames for more than 60 years after it was declared biologically dead.
John Ingham

But a survey yesterday warned that it is still at high risk from sewage being pumped in and the impacts of climate change.

The first complete health check of the 215-mile river was carried out by the Zoological Society of London.

The survey said the overall picture was “bright for nature”, with an increase in bird species, marine mammals, and natural habitats such as carbon-capturing saltmarsh.

ZSL found the tidal stretches of the Thames support more than 115 species of fish and 92 types of birds.

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