The porpoise found
at Porth y Rhaw on 23 May 2011
porpoise was no longer alive.
(The orange welly gives a comparison to size).
Harbour Porpoise adult looks a bit similar to a small dolphin (but
without the beak) and is between 1.3m and 1.9m in length. It has 19-28
pairs of small, spade-shaped teeth.
As the mother in this case was
carrying a calf, the most probable cause of death was due to a
pregnancy gone wrong.