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Photograph by Bill Curtsinger

Though skittish of boats and human activity, harbor porpoises get strangely calm once they feel a diver's arm around them. As the seine is slowly pursed together, rescue swimmers dive down to a porpoise caught in the net's folds and carry it to a waiting skiff that will take it outside the weir. "They're small, warm-blooded animals making a living in a cold, inhospitable environment," says Duke University biologist Andy Read. "We'd like to know more about these enigmatic animals."

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F4
Film Type: Fujichrome 100F
Lens: 20mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/8

Weather Conditions: Bright and sunny
Time of Day: Morning
Lighting Techniques: Ambient light



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