seataceans:

porpoise by Jef Poskanzer on Flickr.

seataceans:

porpoise by Jef Poskanzer on Flickr.

♥ 7 — 3 days ago on 16 Aug 2014 — via seataceans
♥ 21 — 4 days ago on 15 Aug 2014 — via planettortoise
dynamicoceans:

Harbour Porpoise, Fjord & Bælt Centre, 2007 by tailwalk on Flickr.

dynamicoceans:

Harbour Porpoise, Fjord & Bælt Centre, 2007 by tailwalk on Flickr.

♥ 11 — 4 days ago on 15 Aug 2014 — via dynamicoceans
phylum-mollusca:

Jack the Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) at the Vancouver Aquarium

phylum-mollusca:

Jack the Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) at the Vancouver Aquarium

♥ 9 — 4 days ago on 15 Aug 2014 — via phylum-mollusca

notdeadbutyourelosingme:

Got to partake in a necropsy of a harbour porpoise tonight. Was pretty cool.

♥ 4 — 6 days ago on 13 Aug 2014 — via notdeadbutyourelosingme

thelifeofsci:

Dissection:

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!

♥ 5 — 6 days ago on 13 Aug 2014 — via thelifeofsci
griseus:

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

griseus:

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.

♥ 21 — 6 days ago on 13 Aug 2014 — via griseus
A harbor porpoise stranded and died on August 11th in Denmark despite the efforts of rescuers.

A harbor porpoise stranded and died on August 11th in Denmark despite the efforts of rescuers.

♥ 6 — 1 week ago on 12 Aug 2014
griseus:

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

griseus:

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

♥ 54 — 1 week ago on 11 Aug 2014 — via griseus
A male finless porpoise was born to Chobo (sired by Hacchi) on August 6th at the Toba Aquarium in Japan.

A male finless porpoise was born to Chobo (sired by Hacchi) on August 6th at the Toba Aquarium in Japan.

♥ 31 — 1 week ago on 07 Aug 2014