British Divers Marine Life Rescue
British Divers Marine Life Rescue (photo: Steve Marsh)
British Divers Marine Rescue

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2006-02-26 15:06:57

Medics attend porpoise - Aberdeenshire

On Saturday 25th of February at 0800 I got a call from Bob Reid to advise that a porpoise had been reported to them at Rattary Beach and he asked me to go and have a look. I headed down there going via Boddam to collect Andrew Cordiner and then we went and looked for the Porpoise. We walked about half a mile from the car park area towards Peterhead and never found anything. As it was not long since high tide we feared that the porpoise had been swept away be the tide. We decided to head back to the car and come back at low water to carry out another search, possibly after obtaining help from a local quad owner. We headed back and about 10ft from where we were searching Andrew Cordiner spotted the porpoise. We confirmed it was dead and then placed the carcase in a body bag. We carried the porpoise back to the car and transported it back to my house for collection by SAC. On arrival home we sprayed the carcase with clean water and took some pictures.

SAC uplifted the carcass at 0830 on Sunday morning.

Andrew Ireland
Aberdeenshire Assistant Coordinator