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Observed: 29th September 2011 By: Benboncan

A small,black and white Cetacean.The 'collar' around the neck is an intestine that originates in a hole underneath the body. The lens cap is 58mm in diam.
Can anyone identify this please?

Species interactions

No interactions present.


itsmeal's picture

harbour porpoise

The white patches on head and tail appear to be post mortem changes

Alan Edwards

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Could it be a new born

Could it be a new born porpoise and the intestine actually placenta? Just a thought.

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"Could It Be A New Born"

Quite possibly, no idea. The intestine is what it is,an intestine.

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White patches

The white patches on the tail,dorsal,eyes and forehead are post mortem. Around the mouth is intact, nothing had eaten there.

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This looks to be a fully grown adult around 70-80cm long.

The white patches are the outer skin peeling/eaten off to show the white blubber beneath. The eyes have gone, probably eaten by fish; crabs, birds or other scavengers would have damaged the tasty blubber.

Graham Banwell

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