BARB called to 'porpoise sighting' in Bridgwater
suspected sighting of a porpoise in Bridgwater led to a call-out
for a crew from Burnham-On-Sea's BARB Search & Rescue on Tuesday
which has several trained marine mammal medics among its volunteers,
was contacted by the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR),
an internationally recognised marine animal rescue organisation,
after a call was received from a member of the public.
crew headed to a bridge over the River Parrett on the A38 Broadway
to investigate the possible sighting.
thorough search of a stretch of the river and its banks found no
sign of the mammal," said a BARB spokesman.
believed that debris floating in the river was mistaken for the
shape of a porpoise and the incident was treated as a call-out with
thanked the crew for investigating the sighting, adding that it
is not uncommon for porpoise to be found in river estuaries around