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Harbour porpoise (remains)

Phocoena phocoena

Description:

The harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) is one of six species of porpoise. It is one of the smallest marine mammals. As its name implies, it stays close to coastal areas or river estuaries, and as such, is the most familiar porpoise to whale watchers. This porpoise often ventures up rivers, and has been seen hundreds of miles from the sea.

Notes:

We found the remains of this whale on the beach of northeastern Terschelling.


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2 Comments

Gabe39
Gabe39 5 years ago

Cool

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 6 years ago

Facinating!

Brinschk
Spotted by
Brinschk

Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands

Lat: 53.43, Long: 5.41

Spotted on Apr 28, 2013
Submitted on Apr 28, 2013

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