OMG, It’s Mini-Moby, the “Most Recognizable Porpoise in the Bay Area” – Extremely Rare – Almost All White

Here you go, from the National Wildlife Federation, California:

Photo by Golden Gate Cetacean Research

Via Nikki Silverstein of the Pacific Sun comes the news:

“The bay has turned out to be a treasure trove for the investigators. In the five years since Stern saw that first pod of porpoises there, the GGCR has assembled a comprehensive photographic catalog of the species. It has identified 575 different porpoises, each with unique scarring or pigmentation. Included in the catalog is an extremely rare white porpoise, nicknamed Mini-Moby. In the past 100 years, worldwide, there have been only six other documented reports of white porpoises. A number of “citizen scientists” have reported white porpoise sightings to the GGCR, some sending photos snapped from fishing boats and the bridge. “This is the most recognizable porpoise in the Bay Area,” says Keener.”

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