With the growing interest in Kylie the dolphin and local porpoises in the Clyde, a new porpoise centre for eco tourism is being proposed.
The short-beaked common dolphin, nicknamed Kylie by local people, has made his home around a navigational buoy between Fairlie and Cumbrae, and has befriended harbour porpoises.
Research now suggests Kylie appears to have learnt to produce sounds similar to those of the harbour porpoises to communicate, and there is now an opportunity to capitalise on the interest in their activities.
The 'News' broke the story over a year ago, and in recent months, a bid to try and bring a porpoise research centre to the area has been launched.
And Kylie received her moment in the spotlight in front of millions of tv viewers on Friday evening on BBC1's The One Show, wowing presenter Alex Jones, who was highly impressed.
She said: "We absolutely loved that - the scenery, the dolphin and the porpoises, and the fact that they became friends." 

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Marine biologist David Nairn, who has been monitoring Kylie and the porpoises in the local waters, is working on a project to bring a porpoise centre to the Clyde, and is currently examining different funding routes to try and get the exciting development off the ground, or the water, so to speak.
An area of land has been identified for the purpose, and he hopes with financial backing, it could bring some jobs to the area, as well as boost visitor numbers to get a glimpse of the wonderful wildlife on our doorstep - even describing Wee Cumbrae as Ayrshire's 'Galapagos island'
David said: "It could totally be used for environmental tourism - I would like to see a marine park as an eco-tourism label to try and get more visitors over here and using the waters, and advertising the best of what is available.
"Little Cumbrae is amazing - it is like the Galapagos island of the Clyde when it comes to wildlife from harbour seals to porpoises and so much more.
The biodiversity with all the animal species around Wee Cumbrae is amazing.
"We also have the SSSI site in Southannan in Fairlie.
"There are some fantastic components but they have all been left to fend for themselves. 
"We are going to push for it to further see if we could get the place made into a marine research and development protected area.
"We appreciate in this area of the Clyde there is a lot happening with leisure and industry, but there is also great wildlife, and the Marines Park concept could examine that.
"We can study these interactions and the research could then help form the basis for management decisions in other marine protected areas around the country.
"It is a good candidate for a research and development area - as there is so much to explore.
"On this area alone we know is a porpoise hotspot - near the Cumbraes, and you have harbour seals off Wee Cumbrae, and all the rare biotopes and SSSI - it is really in a strong position."
David said that the project is still very much in its early stages, and a lot depended on securing of funding for the project.
Porpoises squeak at a very high frequency at 150Khz, away above our hearing range, and it is picked up on the hydrophone with a clicking noise, which can be monitored.
David said: "Up on the surface, if you see two porpoises, and then they are up and away and they are gone. But what we are finding is that you are only seeing 10-15% of what is actually there.
“Porpoises are a European protected species, and there are various man made pressures on the Clyde, and we can use these findings as a tool to help improve the environment.”
Hotspot areas include the Tan between Cumbrae and Wee Cumbrae, and Kilbrannan Sound.
David explained that through their analysis it could be gauged that there were high aggregates of porpoises in certain areas, and joked: “They seem to be meeting up and having porpoise parties on the Clyde!”
Analysis so far shows that there is an average of 0.65 porpoises per kilometre in the Clyde, in the hydrophone, which David nicknames ‘the porp-o-meter’, but in some high intensity areas having many as two porpoises per km. The calving period is in June and July, and David stated that there are more porpoises than anywhere in Scotland, even the Hebrides. “It’s fantastic news,” said David.
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