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Phocoea phocoena (harbor porpoise)

TMMC IDs C-368 and C-369. Activity conducted pursuant to Permit No. 932-1905/MA-009526

Images from two harbor porpoise found stranded dead along the central California coast

Trauma is a common cause of death in harbor porpoise found stranded dead. Images displayed here show the severe rib fractures, rib subluxation, pneumothorax, gas dissection and mandibular fractures that can occur due to, and are indicative of, trauma. 

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