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What is a Porpoise?a dolphin swimming in a body of water 

East Sussex’s coastline is home to a diverse range of marine life, from seals and dolphins to sea birds and fish. But one of the most fascinating and elusive creatures found in these waters is the porpoise.

Porpoises are small, toothed whales that are known for their playful and curious behaviour. They are often seen leaping out of the water or swimming alongside boats, and their distinctive, triangular dorsal fins are a common sight along the East Sussex coast.

While porpoises are found in many parts of the world, they are particularly prevalent in the waters off the coast of East Sussex. The area is home to several species of porpoise, including the harbour porpoise and the common porpoise, both of which are protected under UK law.

Despite their abundance in the region, porpoises can be difficult to spot, as they tend to be quite shy and elusive. They are also skilled swimmers, able to dive to great depths and hold their breath for several minutes at a time.

However, if you’re lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a porpoise in the waters off East Sussex, it’s an unforgettable experience. These gentle and intelligent creatures are a wonder to watch, and their presence is a reminder of the richness and diversity of the natural world.

a man sitting in a boat on a body of waterIf you’re hoping to see porpoises during your visit to East Sussex, then a trip on our Seven Sisters Boat trips is a must! This boat trip provides a unique perspective on the local marine life and increases your chances of spotting porpoises and other creatures.

Whether you’re a seasoned marine enthusiast or simply looking to connect with nature, porpoises are a wonderful and fascinating part of the East Sussex coastline. With their intelligence, playfulness, and beauty, these creatures remind us of the incredible diversity and complexity of our planet’s oceans, and the importance of protecting these precious ecosystems for future generations. Come join us on a Seven Sisters Boat trip with Maverick Boat Adventures in the hope to experience the wonders of the Porpoise.a group of people on a boat in the water




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