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porpoise

the smallest cetacean, 6 ft long weighing 100 lb, black on top, white belly, piscivorous and an excellent swimmer. The common porpoise is Phocaena phocaena. There are other species, e.g. P. sinus (Pacific harbor porpoise).
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Small-scale population structure of eastern North Pacific harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) indicated by molecular genetic analyses.
Identifying foraging behaviour of wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) with static acoustic dataloggers.
Bottlenose dolphins and harbour porpoise are not often seen at the same time: bottlenoses tend to scare off the smaller harbour porpoise as they compete for food.
On the by-catch of harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) in German fisheries in the Baltic and the North Sea.
It is important to note that on mainland Portugal, the harbour porpoise is also known as "toninha" which is a name used in the Azores for many dolphins, especially the common dolphin Delphinus delphis.
But, some campaigners are concerned that the lagoon could affect the area's harbour porpoises and migratory fish.
Between 2011 and 2014, Turn to Page 18 From Page 17 there were 1,664 sightings of harbour porpoises, 540 white-beaked dolphins, 87 minke whales, and 17 other cetacean species.
Summary of current knowledge of harbour porpoises in US and Canadian Atlantic waters.
Habitat preferences and interannual variability in occurrence of the harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena off northwest Scotland.
Katrin Lohregel, monitoring officer for the Sea Watch Foundation, said: "Sightings of both harbour porpoise and bottlenose dolphins seem to have increased in the last few years, but this may well be the first live sighting of a humpback whale in Liverpool Bay on record.
Another area earmarked in the report is the Llyn Peninsula and the Sarnau, which stretch 230km from Nefyn down to Aberystwyth and is notable for harbour porpoise and Risso's dolphin.
Tenders are invited for Harbour porpoise surveys in blasket islands sac 2014