Saturday, 19 June 2010

Milford Haven Porpoises

From Jen and Bren - heading down the Haven today on motor cruiser Zenith today we saw a porpoise with calf! We were in the main shipping lane just off Hazlebeach at about 12 noon, half an hour before high water in 14m of water. We spotted what we thought was a single porpoise, but were perplexed by two dorsal fins, one smaller than the other! We watched for about 15 minutes and the water was calm. We were pretty certain that it had to be mother and calf and then they turned to swim towards us and we could see the two animals clearly. The calf was about a third of the size of the adult. It swam along side it's mother, positioned at the tail of the adult. Amazing! Jen and Bren