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Finless Porpoise Rescue, Rehabilitation & Release
South Korea is home to the largest population of the rare finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides), with some 30,000 of these sea mammals concentrated around their Western and Southern seas. Unfortunately, this iconic animal is under threat from commercial fishing and dwindling food resources. They are frequently found in the shallows, wounded and dehydrated.
SEA LIFE Busan (South Korea) has been designated a Conservation Institution and Special Marine Animal Conservation Centre by the South Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. It runs a unique and vital rescue, rehabilitation and release programme for finless porpoises, and also rescues other marine animals, from green sea turtles to whale sharks.