Porpoises


Species Description
Dall's Porpoise

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The Dall’s Porpoise (Phocoenidae dalli) is a chunky animal that loves bow riding and swims at tremendous speeds, fast enough to give characteristic “rooster tails.”  Up to 7 feet long, and 320 pound., they feed on lantern fish, squid, and schooling fish. 
Harbor Porpoise

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The Harbor Porpoise (Phocoenidae phocoena) has a stocky body, up to  6 foot  long and 200 pounds. They feed on herring, cod, sole, squid and crustaeans. They swim  in pairs or groups (at 8 mph) and do not bow ride. When breathing, they will occasionally leap entirely clear of the water.

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