9 Apr 2013

A dead juvenile porpoise (we think).

Thanks to regular reader Jude for these pics taken by her cousin Rachel asking what this creature, photographed on Runswick beach might be:
 
There was nothing to indicate scale except the gulls' feet but it looks like it has a small dorsal fin and the flat tail (much gnawed) of a marine mammal. More pics followed, a bit grisly:

We think it's a juvenile porpoise. We used to see them swimming in small pods a couple of miles offshore when sailing on James Cook.

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