18 Jul #40 – PORPOISE – 05/09/2019
BARB CALL-OUT #40: Sep 5th.
Our fully-trained Marine Mammal Medics were called to Brean beach at 11.48am after a report of a porpoise being washed up on the tideline.
Our crew drove to the scene, between Berrow and Brean, and found a young male porpoise that had suffered several injuries. After a full check, it was confirmed that it had sadly died.
BARB’s Marine Mammal Medic team have a full range of specialised equipment and have undertaken extensive training to help porpoise and dolphins along our coastline when required. Sadly, it wasn’t needed this time.
We updated our colleagues at British Divers Marine Life Rescue and HM Coastguard with full details of the mammal so that they could log these into the central UK database.