Monday, 3 May 2021

Strumble Diary: Not playing Leapfrog!


So just before our porpoises at Strumble became scarce, Fran managed to catch these porpoises in the act (of procreation!)  Its behaviour that had puzzled us and others in the past, I called it leapfrogging!  It was not until I came across a clear image on a site on Face Book where the males penis was obvious (extremely) that  "leapfrogging" incidents  were clearly mating attempts! A couple of days later later Ken also caught a pair obviously in the act! This mating attempt was shot by Fran on the 19th of April a couple of weeks ago and processed by Holly as part of Sea Trusts  Volunteer Porpoise Photo ID project!