A stranded porpoise (a dead one)

The tail end of hurricane Bertha passed through over the weekend. This morning I went down to the beach to see what the storms had whipped up. 

Mainly, it was just seaweed and a few jellyfish, but there was also a dead porpoise :( 

The porpoise carcass that washed up on Penrhos beach, near Newborough, 12 August 2014.

The porpoise carcass that washed up on Penrhos beach, near Newborough, 12 August 2014.

Porpoise carcass, Newborough

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2 thoughts on “A stranded porpoise (a dead one)

  1. barry

    0300 1234 999 is the stranded cetacean (dead) call number for Wales. (from glaucus, the British Marine Life Study Society) Autopsy is an important part of the study of these wonderful animals, so if you find one, please let them know as soon as poss. (the web site http://www.glaucus.org.uk has other numbers and details. Well worth a visit!

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    1. Kay hortographical Post author

      Hi Barry & thank you. I did call it in to the stranding line, but because that was just an answerphone service, I also contacted NRW. They collected the carcass and are liaising with the Marine Society people: it is going to be postmortemed.

      Porpoises are amazing animals and I was sad that the first time I saw one so close up, it was dead:(

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