Rare Pig Shooted In Baltic Sea

15.06.2015

White porpoise discovered off the coast of Denmark. Over a century such animals were seen by people just 15 times - in 1911, 1928, 1929, 1937 and 1988. These meetings took place in Scotland, in the Ukraine, Ireland and Denmark. In 2007, the white porpoise was also observed in the area of ​​the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the locals even gave the animal the nickname Mini Moby - in honor of the white whale of Herman Melville's novel «Moby Dick».

The white porpoise, captured on the 8th of June at the coast of Denmark, attracted the attention of biologists by their rather unusual behavior: animals played in the waves, pursued the ship from which the shooting was conducted, and did not show the slightest sign of concern. It is quite unusual because usually porpoises are very careful and cautious. White porpoise is not a separate species, it is a specific genetic mutation of some individuals resulting in the skin depigmentation. Baltic subspecies of these animals are listed as vulnerable.