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HARBOUR PORPOISE

Susanne Masters seeks out some shy swimmers

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One of the few animals that possess an eponymous verb, harbour porpoises (Phocena phocena) may be seen porpoising around Britain and Ireland at any time of year. Subtle are the charms of harbour porpoises; they do not leap acrobatically. It takes a calm sea or a canny eye to spot them skimming along the water’s surface, unless it is one of the rare occasions they are moving at speed when like a hooligan on a jetski they cast a spray of water in their wake.

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In our October issue we look at the hot topic of cold water swimming and whether it can help beat depression and find out how to get back your swim mojo if you need a motivation boost. Plus we test all the latest pool training gear; swim in wild waters in Norway, the Bahamas and Italy; and delve into the swimming history of America's smallest state. And we share more of your inspiring stories, photos and swimming adventures.