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Experts seek to keep climate change jaws from closing on Thames sharks

Three endangered shark species have been found in the river, considered ‘biologically dead’ for 64 years

Norah Mulinda

There are sharks in the River Thames.

Though parts of it were declared “biologically dead” in 1957, the Thames is now home to three kinds of sharks: the tope, starry smooth-hound and spurdog, according to the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). 

Today, the river is a thriving ecosystem, “home to myriad wildlife as diverse as London itself”,  the ZSL says in its State of the Thames report, a comprehensive look at the waterway from the 1950s to the present day. The 346km river supports 115 species of fish and wildlife, from seahorses to seals. ..

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