Porpoise is a harbour attraction

Harbour visitor'A porpoise appears in Scarborough Harbour.'Picture by Neil Silk 120366a'22/01/12
Harbour visitor'A porpoise appears in Scarborough Harbour.'Picture by Neil Silk 120366a'22/01/12
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DELIGHTED passers-by on Scarborough seafront gathered to watch a porpoise which had made its way into the harbour.

Crowds watched from the slipway off Sandside as the animal swam up and down yesterday afternoon.

Harbour visitor'A porpoise appears in Scarborough Harbour..and enchants visitors passing by!'Picture by Neil Silk 120366b'22/01/12

Harbour visitor'A porpoise appears in Scarborough Harbour..and enchants visitors passing by!'Picture by Neil Silk 120366b'22/01/12

One spectator said: “It’s been here for quite a while now and there are lots of people watching it.

“It seems perfectly happy.”

Humber coastguard said that the porpoise hadn’t caused any disruption and that is was a fairly unusual occurrence for one to come all the way into the harbour.

However, porpoises can be spotted regularly further out to sea off the coast of Scarborough.