Dead Porpoise found on Dorset beach

Dead Porpoise found on Dorset beach

Published by George Sharpe at 6:49am 11th March 2020.

Coastguard called after Porpoise found washed up on Eype Beach.

West Bay Coastguard investigated and recorded details of the porpoise on Saturday afternoon.

A spokesperson said:

"Dolphins, Porpoises and Whales are all protected under the Royal Fish Laws of the United Kingdom and HM Coastguard undertakes duties on behalf of the Receiver of a Wreck to record details of Royal Fish washed ashore.

"Details including full measurements, tooth count, sex, dorsal, pectoral & fluke condition as well as notable injuries were all recorded on paperwork which is destined for the Natural History Museum for analysis."

The local authority was then asked to remove the remains.