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Do sharks live in the River Thames?
Last Updated: 12th April, 2020
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Thereof, what lives in the River Thames?
The River Thames is now home to some 120 fishspecies, including two rarities: the Twaite Shad (a type ofmigrating Herring) and Sea Lamprey, both of which are spawning inthe tidal Thames. In the non-tidal Thames, Roach,Chub, Perch, Pike and Bream can all be found along the whole of theRiver.
One may also ask, are there any fish in the river Thames? Almost 200 commercial fishing boats operatewithin the Thames estuary, catching sole, cod, bass, ray,sprats, plaice, herring and eels. Some go on sale at BillingsgateFish Market. New breeds of fish have been introducedinto the river in the past 30 years, including chub, roach,bream, perch and gudgeon.
Consequently, is it dangerous to swim in the Thames?
Swimming in the Thames in this central section isprohibited so a series of pools is the best option. It would bedangerous to swim in such a busy stretch of the river wheretides and currents are strong. Upstream of Putney Bridgeswimming is allowed but of course when and where isfundamental to safety.
How dirty is the Thames River?
The River Thames is the cleanest river inthe world that flows through a major city. This is a major featconsidering that fifty years ago the river was sopolluted that it was declared biologically dead. From 1830to 1860 tens of thousands of people died of cholera as a result ofthe pollution in the Thames.