Jack the Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) at the Vancouver Aquarium
Got to partake in a necropsy of a harbour porpoise tonight. Was pretty cool.
Have I ever told you guys about the day I dissected a harbour porpoise and found some awesome parasites in the lungs? It was a good day.
I am going to find out what kind it is, I hope!
SYNTHETIC ALARM OF PORPOISE TO AVOID ENTANGLING
German researchers, supported by the Loro Parque Fundación, have recorded alarm sounds emitted by harbour porpoises to recreate in the laboratory and reproduce them in fishing nets. So this way would prevent death in entangling with fishing gear.This system, called the electronic alarm porpoise, is being tested in wild specimens of the Baltic Sea and designed by Boris Culik, scientist at the Institute of Marine Research Forschung Fakten Fantasie.
Although harbour porpoises are widely distributed in the northern hemisphere, the genetically distinct sub-population of the Baltic Sea is listed in the Red List of Threatened Species of the IUCN as critically endangered.
- From AgeciaSinc
A harbor porpoise stranded and died on August 11th in Denmark despite the efforts of rescuers.
Diver Kjetil C. Astrup from Norway took this sad picture from a harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) which died from suffocation after being entangled in a “ghost” fish net.
- from Ghost fishing
A male finless porpoise was born to Chobo (sired by Hacchi) on August 6th at the Toba Aquarium in Japan.