Dolphin or Porpoise? 

We get asked this a lot as we are lucky to have both off the coast of Berry Head – but which is which?

In simplest terms: a dolphin is larger, has a longer ‘nose’ (beak), and a more hooked fin. They tend to be in groups, moving faster and don’t mind boats.

Porpoise have a flatter ‘nose’, a more upright triangular fin, and are more reclusive around boats. 

Click here for some more light reading on the topic…