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Harbour Porpoise

Observed: 2nd June 2012 By: piggehwoopiggehwoo’s reputation in Mammals
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gramandy's picture

pic 1 ...

...looks very much like dolphin pos common rather than porpoise. Fin too. Will be corrected, there are experts out there that know more than me.

piggehwoo's picture

No it's definitely a

No it's definitely a porpoise, we saw several feeding, porpoise don't show their heads above the water line when they breathe, they were the right size too.

gramandy's picture

if you're ....

...happy good to offer ID then :)

pirayaguara's picture

fairly typical of porpoise -

Fairly typical of porpoise - the dolphins that occur in UK waters all have falcated (hooked) fins - a good spot piggehwoo harbour porpoise is a difficult species to see as they are very discreet