peterraikman's picture

Skull found on shore near Fort George

Observed: 29th October 2011 By: peterraikman

This skull is about 100mm across, and slightly longer in length.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


guernseyjoe's picture

hard to tell as no clear eye

hard to tell as no clear eye sockets. my first instinct would be sheep but i am no expert on skulls

bobthebirder's picture


Looks like a dolphin or porpoise to me, with the jaws removed.

Bob Ford

the naturalist man's picture


Bob is right, this is an adult porpoise skull. The eyes are very small and low down on the head, hence the skull appears to have no eye sockets. The large, round cranium and long, thin muzzle are the main indicators for identification here.

Considering where you are my first thought was this could be a juvenile bottlenose dolphin, however, this is an adult skull as the sutures (joins between the skull plates) on the skull have fused.

If you want to put up an identification for porpoise I'll agree to it.

Graham Banwell

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