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A prime example of what NOT to do when encountering a distressed (and endangered) finless porpoise.

This boat came across a small finless porpoise that was in distress, most likely having been struck by another boat. It was unlikely it would have survived anyway, but the group decided to grab it and take photos of it, stressing the poor creature out even further. Please do not grab or touch any wounded or distressed porpoises you might find. Instead, contact your local marine mammal stranding response team.

♥ 18 — 11 hours ago on 01 Sep 2014

A demonstration of echolocation in harbor porpoises at Fjord & Baelt. Sif has two suction cups placed over her eyes and relies solely on echolocation to find the fish that the trainer is throwing into the water. 

♥ 10 — 11 hours ago on 01 Sep 2014

Eigil, the only male harbor porpoise at Fjord & Baelt.

Photos by WildScope

♥ 39 — 11 hours ago on 01 Sep 2014
Eigil sporting some research gear at Fjord & Baelt.
Photo by Solvin Zankl Photography

Eigil sporting some research gear at Fjord & Baelt.

Photo by Solvin Zankl Photography

♥ 1 — 11 hours ago on 01 Sep 2014
Phocoenoides dalli, Dall’s Porpoise by tripp.davenport on Flickr.

Phocoenoides dalli, Dall’s Porpoise by tripp.davenport on Flickr.

♥ 40 — 2 days ago on 30 Aug 2014
IMG_6144 by hari-cam-aqua on Flickr.

IMG_6144 by hari-cam-aqua on Flickr.

♥ 1 — 2 days ago on 30 Aug 2014
Eigil by Firework City on Flickr.

Eigil by Firework City on Flickr.

♥ 12 — 2 days ago on 30 Aug 2014
IMG_4639 by Paul in Uijeongbu on Flickr.

IMG_4639 by Paul in Uijeongbu on Flickr.

♥ 2 — 2 days ago on 30 Aug 2014
Agnes by Robin DV on Flickr.

Agnes by Robin DV on Flickr.

♥ 1 — 2 days ago on 30 Aug 2014
patricktfreeman1:

Speed
Monterey Bay - California
Dall’s porpoise barely breaking the water as it jets along beside our boat!

patricktfreeman1:

Speed

Monterey Bay - California

Dall’s porpoise barely breaking the water as it jets along beside our boat!

♥ 8 — 4 days ago on 29 Aug 2014 — via patricktfreeman1