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Be on the lookout for puffing porpoises

Welcome to our new column. Each month the Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST) will be bringing our readers family friendly stories and facts about Arran’s sea life. Here is their first report.

Spotlight on sea life

When David Nairn from the Clyde Marine Mammal Project sailed into Arran’s waters a few months ago, he knew he was on to something: ‘We never dreamt there would be so many porpoises around Arran. The Marine Protected Area could be so important for the conservation of this species in the Clyde’. A small pod has taken a liking to the waters off the Holy Isle lighthouse and a real ‘porpoise soup’ has been found off our south west coast, in the Kilbrannan Sound.

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