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

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2006-04-22 14:12:34

Live porpoise stranding at Borth, West Wales

I was at the lifeboat station were I am a crew member watching a pod of harbour porpoises which had been in the bay for most of the afternoon, as there were no jet skies out at the time they were coming in extremly close chasing fish at a guess I would say there were about 6 adults and 2 juverniles, as the time went by the juverniles were coming in closer and got caught up in the surf and were driven up the beach me and a fellow crew member Tim Ellis clarke went down to help them as they had only been on the beach for a minute or so we decided to refloat them as the pod had started to head north they went out but turned back round and came up agian this time I gave them a quick check over to make sure they were not injured they were both in good condition and were both alert so we refloated them again this time they went out I followed them down the beach were one started to come in close again but the pod had now returned and an adult guided them back to deeper water.

I watched them heading north until they were out of sight.

Martyn Davies
Marine Mammal Medic