The Harbour Porpoise [20]

The Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)

Subject: Animals of the World
Face value: 20 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Weight: 28.28 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 56000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2004-01-28
Issue price: 62 pln
Image of two porpoises, with a circumscription: MORŚWIN (porpoise), above. The inscription: Phocoena phocoena, below, against a background of part of the ornamental map of Poland.

Designer: Urszula Walerzak
Image of the Eagle, established as the state emblem of the Republic of Poland; the notation of the year of issue: 2004 under the Eagle, an inscription: Zü 20 Zü below. Images of the national flag of Poland on both sides of the Eagle's talons, and circumscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA above. The Mint mark: m/w under the Eagle's left talon.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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The Harbour Porpoise

The harbour porpoise {Phocoena phocoena L.), a representative of the marinę mammals, is the only species of cetaceans living in the Baltic Sea. It belongs to the toothed whales suborder (Odontoceti), like dolphins, killer whales, and sperm whales. It inhabits the Coastal areas of the seas and oceans in the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere. It lives in smali groups, of 2 - 3 individuals. Sometimes, during predation or migration, harbour porpoises gather in larger groups, even up to 50 individuals. Harbour porpoises are the world's smallest cetaceans. Baltic harbour porpoises measure up to 170 cm in length and their lifespan is 15 years. They breed in the warm season, when they reach the age of 5 - 6 years, producing one young, usually every second season. Harbour ...

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