Too much mating could have killed dead porpoise

November 13, 2014 4:53 PM

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Too much mating could have killed dead porpoise

In this undated file photo released by Proyecto Vaquita, a different porpoise lies dead on a beach at the Gulf of California. (AP Photo/Proyecto Vaquita, O.Vidal, File)

A 5-foot-long, 110-pound elderly male porpoise—which likely washed up on Worthing beach south of London before being dumped more than a mile inland—appears to have devoted so much of its energy to mating that it ultimately died of starvation and hypothermia.

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