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Porpoise Photos Showing This Cetacean Related to Dolphin and Whales

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Porpoises are marine cetacean mammals related to the whales and the dolphin. They are not dolphins even though many people use the term interchangeably. The porpoise is smaller and stouter than dolphins with small, rounded heads and blunt jaws instead of beaks. Porpoises do not have the round bulbous bump on the head that dolphins do. Porposies can be found in oceans, shallow waters and estuaries in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans, where they feed on squid, octopus, shrimp and fish. They are the smallest of the cetaceans, ranging from 5 feet to 8 feet. Porpoises have a very refined system of echolocation which enables them to navigate and hunt for food in restricted visibility. There are six different species of porpoise: Burmeister's porpoise, Phocoena spinipinnis; Dall's porpoise, Phocoenoides dalli; Finless porpoise, Neophocaena phocaenoides; Harbor porpoise, Phocoena phocoena; Spectacled porpoise, Australophocaena dioptrica; and Vaquita Porpoise, Phocoena sinus.

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picture of finless porpoise skull picture of finless porpoise picture of very young vaquita in mans arms picture of finless porpoise

Picture of finless porpoise, Neophocaena phocaenoides, skull, note the short broad beak, Hong Kong

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Image of finless porpoise, Neophocaena phocaenoides, Indo-Pacific Ocean

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Stock photo of vaquita, Phocoena sinus, very young individual still showing its fetal folds, endemic to the northernmost portion of the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, East Pacific

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Picture of finless porpoise, Neophocaena phocaenoides, Indo-Pacific Ocean

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picture of adult Dalls porpoise bow riding picture of Dalls porpoise bow riding picture of Dalls porpoise in Pacific picture of Dalls porpoise surfacing

Photo of adult Dall's porpoise, Phocoenoides dalli, bow-riding in Chatham Strait, Southeast Alaska. This porpoise often casts a roostertail of water in front of its' body when it surfaces to breath. Dall's porpoise are among the fastest cetaceans in the world

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Stock photo of adult Dall's porpoise, Phocoenoides dalli, bow-riding in Chatham Strait, Southeast Alaska. This porpoise often casts a roostertail of water in front of its' body when it surfaces to breath. Dall's porpoise are among the fastest cetaceans in the world

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Image of Dall's porpoise, Phocoenoides dalli, Boundary Pass, Canada/U.S.A. border, Pacific

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Picture of adult Dall's porpoise, Phocoenoides dalli, surfacing, note blow detail, in Southeast Alaska. Dall's porpoise is one of the fastest cetaceans in the world

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picture of Dalls porpoise in Monterey Bay picture of finless porpoise picture of mother and calf Dalls porpoises killed in a driftnet picture of finless porpoise

Picture of Dall's porpoise, Phocoenoides dalli, Monterey Bay, Pacific Ocean

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Image of finless porpoise, Neophocaena phocaenoides, Indo-Pacific Ocean

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Image of Dall's porpoises, mother and calf killed in driftnet, Phocoenoides dalli, South of the Aluetian Islands, Pacific Ocean

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Picture of finless porpoise, Neophocaena phocaenoides, Indo-Pacific Ocean

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Picture of adult Dall's porpoises, Phocoenoides dalli, bow riding in Southeast Alaska. Dall's porpoise is one of the fastest cetaceans in the world

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Image of finless porpoise, Neophocaena phocaenoides, Indo-Pacific Ocean

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Stock photo of finless porpoise, Neophocaena phocaenoides, Hong Kong

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Picture of vaquita, Phocoena sinus, detail of the spade-shaped teeth, characteristic of the true propoises, endemic to the northernmost portion of the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, East Pacific Ocean.

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picture of vaquita on table picture of finless porpoise Hong Kong picture of of Burmeister's porpoise killed in fishery picture of finless porpoise

Picture of vaquita, Phocoena sinus, endemic to the northernmost portion of the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, East Pacific Ocean.

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Image of finless porpoise, Neophocaena phocaenoides, Hong Kong

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Stock photo of Burmeister's porpoise, Phocoena spinipinnis, killed in fishery, Peru, Pacific Ocean

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Picture of Image of finless porpoise, Neophocaena phocaenoides, Indo-Pacific Ocean

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