Step 1 of 6 - Date and Time 16% Date and TimeDate of Observation* Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY Time of Observation*When did this sighting occur? If you are not absolutely sure, enter your best estimate. : HH MM AMPM Species and Sighting DetailsSpecies Observed*Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)Dall's Porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli)Vaquita (Phocoena sinus)Burmeister's porpoise (Phocoena spinipinnis)Spectacled porpoise (Phocoena dioptrica)Indo-Pacific finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides)Narrow-ridged finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis)Best Estimate of Group Size*Please enter a number greater than or equal to 1.Presence of Mother/Calf Pairs Mother/calf pairs were present Additional InformationComments regarding the group size, e.g. number of calves, number of individual groups.Behaviours and CommentsBehaviours Slow rolling Porpoise surfaces slowly with no splash. Typical porpoise surface behaviour. Can be a single animal or a group of animals. Slow rolling, side by side This is same behaviour as above but with the animals close together and surfacing and submerging together. Fast surfacing Porpoise breaks the surface quickly and creates a splash. Milling Porpoise staying in the same general area while surfacing in different directions. Generally applied to a group but can be a single animal or a pair. Breaching Porpoise leaps clear of the water. Bow riding Porpoise riding the bow wave of a vessel. Wake riding Porpoise riding the stern wave of a vessel. Resting Porpoise remaining at surface, and appearing motionless from the surface. This behaviour doesn't usually last long. Foraging Usually applied if porpoise are working a tide line or other oceanographic feature. Travelling Porpoise moving in a clear direction. Can be a group or single animal. Fast surfacing More than one porpoise breaks the surface quickly and creates a splash. It is clear the porpoise are moving together. Other Observations LocationIf you do not know an exact location, please describe the location with as much detail as possible.Sighting From*LandFishing BoatMotorboatYachtFerryKayak Get current locationCountry*AfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAndorraAngolaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBrazilBruneiBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaColombiaComorosCongo, Democratic Republic of theCongo, Republic of theCosta RicaCôte d'IvoireCroatiaCubaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEast TimorEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFaroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench PolynesiaGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuamGuatemalaGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqIrelandIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiNorth KoreaSouth KoreaKosovoKuwaitKyrgyzstanLaosLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacedoniaMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMarshall IslandsMauritaniaMauritiusMexicoMicronesiaMoldovaMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNorthern Mariana IslandsNorwayOmanPakistanPalauPalestine, State ofPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPolandPortugalPuerto RicoQatarRomaniaRussiaRwandaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbia and MontenegroSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint MaartenSlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSpainSri LankaSudanSudan, SouthSurinameSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyriaTaiwanTajikistanTanzaniaThailandTogoTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVatican CityVenezuelaVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishVirgin Islands, U.S.YemenZambiaZimbabweProvince/State*LatitudeLongitudeDescription of Location* Weather and Sea StateSea StateBft 0 - Flat, sea like a mirror.Bft 1 - Ripples without crests.Bft 2 - Small wavelets. Crests of glassy appearance, not breaking.Bft 3 - Large wavelets. Crests begin to break; scattered whitecaps.Bft 4 - Small waves.Bft 5 - Moderate, longer waves. Some foam and spray.Bft 6 - Large waves with foam crests and some spray.WeatherSunny, clear skySunny, 50% cloud coverSunny, 75% cloud coverOvercast, 100% cloud coverRainSnowHailFog Photos and AttachmentsFile Upload Drop files here or Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, pdf. You can upload up to 20 files, up to a total of 50 MB in total. Contact DetailsPlease provide some contact information so we can reach out to you if we have any questions concerning your report.Name* First Last Email* Add me to the porpoise sightings mailing list Please regularly send me information relevant for volunteers reporting porpoise sighting from around the world.PhoneCommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. You can also report sightings to [email protected] via email.