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Old Tuesday 31st October 2017, 18:46   #1
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Dolphin sp, Thames, London

Just seen this, new outlets now saying it is a Harbour Porpoise - it isn't. Journos.....

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknew...cid=spartandhp

Dolphin sp, I'm not sure what, could be a young Bottlenose?

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Old Tuesday 31st October 2017, 22:01   #2
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Would suggest it's a Common Dolphin on size, fin shape and in the photograph you can just make out a fraction of the pale side
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Old Tuesday 31st October 2017, 22:39   #3
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Would suggest it's a Common Dolphin on size, fin shape and in the photograph you can just make out a fraction of the pale side
I must admit I liked the idea of Common on the fin shape but hadn't spotted the smidgeon of pale flank and wasn't sure about size. Happy with that diagnosis - thought the point really is that you'd have to have a heavily mutated Harbour Porpoise to get near that dorsal shape!

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It was seen well today + identified as Common Dolphin.
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Old Wednesday 1st November 2017, 21:37   #5
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It was seen well today + identified as Common Dolphin.
So where is it showing now?

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Old Thursday 2nd November 2017, 05:09   #6
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According to Londonbirders near Putney railway bridge.
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Old Monday 6th November 2017, 06:45   #7
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A belated thank you for the information. I wasn't unfortunately able to make the trip this weekend, hopefully someone else may have made use of it.

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Old Thursday 9th November 2017, 09:00   #8
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Sadly found dead yesterday on the Wandsworth foreshore.
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Sadly found dead yesterday on the Wandsworth foreshore.
Hadn't heard that- sad news!
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And post mortem

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