Shark attack

We received a report of a dead cetacean along Newton shore at Ayr today. Gillian is a marine and freshwater biologist so she and I headed to have a look. Apparently it has been on the beach since Friday and the carcass has deteriorated over the weekend as to be expected. However, it wasn’t yet putrid and we had a close look. Immediately it was obvious that there were several large bite marks. This was a Harbour porpoise measuring some 157cm +/- 2 or 3 cm. It is the smallest of the porpoise living around the UK shores and we’ve…

Source: Ayshire River Trust – Shark attack