September 19 | 12:04 | 15♥

Exciting news!

An extremely rare spectacled porpoise washed up in New Zealand on Wednesday. The carcass was in good condition, with only a chunk missing from one side of the flank (probably a shark bite). It was photographed, examined, and dissected at the Department of Conservation’s workshop. The skeleton will be preserved for future studies. Only 10 spectacled porpoises have ever washed up in New Zealand, so this is a very exciting find.
Little is known about the spectacled porpoises.

Watch the video for more information! (Caution: scenes of dissection are in this film)


September 18 | 11:57 | 28♥

The Worlds Smallest Porpoise Could Become Extinct This Month

cute-whales:

nimwey:

Okay sorry but this is bloody depressing…

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September 18 | 9:40 | 28♥ | cute-whales | nimwey

minarachelle:

Dolfinarium, Harderwijk, the Netherlands


September 17 | 8:08 | 13♥ | minarachelle

theworldcapturedthroughalens:

Dall’s porpoise


astronomy-to-zoology:

Spectacled porpoise 

(Phocoena dioptrica)

Very rare porpoise, not much is known about them some may say it’s a spectacle to see one


September 14 | 8:20 | 29♥ | astronomy-to-zoology

thecetaceanblog:

IMG_1051 by killerbeauty85 on Flickr.


September 14 | 8:06 | 7♥ | thecetaceanblog

giraffeinatree:

Harbo(u)r Porpoises putting on an acrobat show.

Photo by seadocsociety

 

Pacific white sided dolphins, not harbor porpoises.


September 14 | 8:04 | 8♥ | giraffeinatree

thecetaceanblog:

Harbour Porpoise and Trainer by TylerIngram on Flickr.


September 14 | 8:04 | 11♥ | thecetaceanblog

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!


September 14 | 8:03 | 7♥ | thelifeofsci
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