Monday, 5 September 2011

Aquarium Rescues Harbour Porpoise

On September 5th, a harbour porpoise was admitted to MMR. The approximate two month old, male porpoise was found stranded on Cortez Island and was flown to the centre for rehabilitaion. He was kept comfortable in his own pool and held up with a floatation device built especially for porpoises, with staff and volunteers working around the clock to save this little marine mammal. Despite all the hard efforts and exeptional care he was given, his tiny body was no longer able to keep fighting and we lost him on September 7th. A full necropsy will be performed by the Animal Health Centre


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