Porpoise

Did you know that porpoises use echolocation to communicate?

A born vagabond-individualist. It is so mysterious that we still know little about its habits. Swims alone or in small groups.

Threats

By symbolically adopting an animal, you are supporting WWF’s efforts to strengthen conservation and continue the recovery of this species.

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By-catch

Gillnets are almost impossible for porpoises to detect in the water – they fall into them when chasing fish and, entangled, die of suffocation.

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Noise

Acoustic disturbances displace porpoises from their habitats. Maritime transport, new developments and aggressive expansion of motorboat tourism all pose a threat to them.

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Pollution

Toxic substances entering the coastal zone of the sea and poisonous cyanobacteria blooms weaken the immune system of porpoises. Their population is steadily declining.

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