porpoise in a fortnight washed up on Brean beach
young porpoise was washed up on Brean beach on Monday (June 24th)
- the second such discovery in a fortnight.
The body of the young mammal was found near Brean Down after the
morning's high tide following stormy
sea conditions over the weekend.
Marsh, a spokesman for British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR),
a marine animal rescue organisation, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Porpoise strandings are not uncommon at this time of the
year in the calving season when there are very high and low tides."
large variance makes it easy for the young mammals to get separated
from their families and then encounter difficulty."
this month, we reported here
how an injured 1.4m-long porpoise had been rescued after being
washed up on Brean beach. It later died of its injuries.