29 Dec '11, 5am

Harbor Porpoises Return To San Francisco After 60 Years | Care2 Causes

Harbor Porpoises Return To San Francisco After 60 Years | Care2 Causes

Harbor porpoises are being seen more and more in the San Francisco Bay for the first time in about 60 years, and researchers are trying to understand why they’re returning. Researchers and onlookers on the Golden Gate Bridge are seeing the porpoises in number, and snapping photos of the “puffing pigs” — as they are referred to by old-time sailors who’ve heard their exhalations. Why Did They Disappear 60 Years Ago? But first there’s the question of why they disappeared in the first place. Sightings were common until the 1930s, and the porpoises — averaging five feet long, smaller than most porpoises — were last seen in number during World War II, when San Francisco was a major ship-making hub. With ship building comes pollution, one of many reasons that could account for the porpoises’ departure. From KQED : San Francisco Bay became a wartime port. It was a major ship-build...

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