Scientific name: Phocoena phocoena
Despite being a little shy, these amazing marine mammals can be spotted close to shore in shallow waters. If you do get close, keep an eye out for their loud ‘chuff’ noise they make as they come to the surface to breath!
StatisticsLength: 1.4-2m Weight: 55-65kg Average Lifespan: up to 20 years
Protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981, listed under CITES Appendix II and classified as a Priority Species under the UK Post-2010 Biodiversity Framework. Also protected under the Conservation (Natural Habitats, etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996