Posted: Mon 19th Aug 2013

Porpoise spotted circling in the River Dee at Connahs Quay Docks.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Aug 19th, 2013

An Amazing set of pictures taken by Russell Baker on Monday Afternoon at Connahs Quay Dock`s ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Screenshot from 2013-08-19 20:58:11 ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Russell describes what happened: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A Porpoise spotted circling in the River Dee next to Connahs Quay docks this afternoon, after 30 minutes I placed a call to the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (CSIP) hotline to advise them of an animal possibly in distress, they advised that it was most likely chasing fish and would depart later on the tide and due to the river width it would be pretty much impossible to coach it out back towards the sea. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Coastguard then arrived to keep watch as the Porpoise continued to circle in the river however it was slowly edging back towards the sea as I left. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Photo by Russell Baker ‏@RussellMBaker

Photo by Russell Baker ‏@RussellMBaker

Photo by Russell Baker ‏@RussellMBaker

Photo by Russell Baker ‏@RussellMBaker

Photo by Russell Baker ‏@RussellMBaker

Photo by Russell Baker ‏@RussellMBaker

Picture by Russell Baker @RussellMBaker

Picture by Russell Baker @RussellMBaker

More of Russell`s photographs can be found here Google+ ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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