TaraH's picture

Harbour Porpoise

Observed: 27th April 2013 By: TaraHTaraH’s reputation in Mammals
Species interactions

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Gill Sinclair's picture

Manner of swimming?

The third photo looks most like a harbour porpoise. Did you observe how the animal was moving through the water, as that is quite diagnostic of the species - a 'rolling' motion, usually with the animal never completely breaking the water but they have been known to breach (rarely).

Gill Sinclair
OU Certificate in Contemporary Science
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trudy-russell's picture

lovely photos they are so

lovely photos they are so hard to photo popping up and then disappearing!

Trudy Russell
Marine Advisor
Natural England

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TaraH's picture


Yes they were exhibiting the rolling behaviour you mention Gill, which makes it quite difficult to get a picture - these were the only three which came out any good within many shots of just water!