The other day, I was wandering around my patch, like what I do and was ever so slightly surprised to see the dorsal fin of a cetacean breaking the water. On more that one occasion. I swore gently, as I wasn’t expecting this and nor had I seen this before anywhere ever not at all no way. It turns out that it is not uncommon for this to happen along the coast here, but I didn’t learn this until well after the event. During the event, I thought that there was a very small chance that it could have been incredibly significant so I tried to take a picture of the cetacean. And here it is.
No, I can’t see it either. However with the wonders of modern technology I have overlaid the original picture with a pointy fingure type of imagery to show where I thought it was. I think it is called photoshopping.
But what cetacean? Well, my incredibly detailed field note leads me to believe that it is a Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena. If it had been nominally a Dolphin, this would sound incredibly interesting, but a Porpoise doesn’t quite have the same ring about it does it?