Porpoise dies after getting stranded in Torquay

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The coastguard received a callout to reports of a porpoise stranded in Torquay  earlier this evening.

The Harbour porpoise had become stranded at Torre Abbey Sands, despite efforts by rescuers, the porpoise died.

Photo Credit: Tim Page

Photo Credit: Tim Page

The coastguard were joined by the British Divers Marine animal rescue team but unfortunately the porpoise passed away before the arrival of a vet.

Harbour porpoises are the smallest and most common cetaceans in European waters

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