courtesy of w.c.c.p
The recent calm weather has provided ideal conditions to see the harbour porpoise that have been feeding offshore from the Hoe for the last couple of weeks. Most days one or two have been seen, but on Tuesday the 19th of March there was an unusually large group (pod) thought to be up to 15 in number. Because they were so active it was difficult to get an exact count. Phil Smith one of the Volunteer Rangers said 'where ever you looked they seemed to appear, some times they were in so close it was possible to see them very well with the naked eye'. However most of the time a pair of binoculars does help. A top tip for spotting porpoise is to watch the gulls if they are circling over an area of water it may well be that fish are being forced to the surface by feeding porpoise.