Porpoise washes up, Tweede Maasvlakte

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A live harbor porpoise, a small whale species that looks like a dolphin, washed up on the Tweede Maasvlakte on Wednesday morning.

The small male is taken care of by staff of SOS Dolphin in Harderwijk. People who found him put him in the trunk of a shovel, filled with water. The animal is stressed and sustained injuries from seagull attacks.

Every year hundreds of harbor porpoises wash up along the North Sea coast, most of them dead.