Watch it Rot - Porpoise!

Watch the stages of decomposition from fresh dead (condition code 2) to advanced decomposition (condition code 4) to skeletal (condition code 5).  These images are all of harbor porpoises that stranded in Santa Cruz, CA.  Check out the stages of decomposition for a sea lion here.

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