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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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Genetic structure of harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena populations in the northwest Atlantic based on mitochondrial and nuclear markers.
phocoena does occur in Azorean waters and has possibly evaded detection so far because of low numbers.
Distribution and abundance of and habitat use by harbor porpoise, Phocoena phocoena, off the northern San Juan Islands, Washington.
Ontogenetic allometry and body composition of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena, L.
If harbor porpoise had been encountered during this expedition, it is likely that Osgood would have made some reference, as only a month earlier (7 July 1900) he described encounters with "common porpoise, Phocoena phocoenain his "Natural History of the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia" (Osgood, 1901 b:25).
Energy budget of a small cetacean, the harbor porpoise, Phocoena phocoena (L.
For example, the bycatch of species that solely exist within coastal waters of another nation, such as the endangered vaquita, Phocoena sinus, which occurs only in the territorial waters of Mexico, cannot form the basis of identification.
Seasonal regression in testicular size and histology in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena, L.
It seems unlikely that belugas were missed on these surveys, given that they are easily identified and that our sightings included many small marine mammal species such as sea otters, Enhydra lutris; harbor seals, Phoca vitulina; harbor porpoises, Phocoena phocoena; and minke whales, Balaenoptera acutorostrata.
Common name Scientific name Vaquita Phocoena sinus Chilean dolphin Cephalorhynchus eutropia Hector's dolphin Cephalorhynchus hectori Commerson's dolphin Cephalorhynchus Commersoni Heaviside's dolphin Cephalorhynchus heavisidii Peale's dolphin Lagenorhynchus australis Finless porpoise Neophocoena phocaenoides Indo-Pacific humpbacked Sousa chinensis dolphins Burmeister's porpoise Phocoena spinipinnis Franciscana Pontoporia blainvillei Indus river dolphin Platanista minor Ganges river dolphin Platanista gangetica Boto Inia geoffrensis Tucuxi Sotalia fluviatilus Common name Habitat Vaquita Northern Gulf of California Chilean dolphin Inshore coastal Chile Hector's dolphin Inshore coastal New Zealand Commerson's dolphin Inshore coastal Chile, Argentina, Falkland Is, Kerguelen Is.
Instead, the bones are often categorized as "porpoise" (usually harbor porpoise, Phocoena phocoena) or "whale" (sometimes "small whale," "large whale," or "baleen whale") (de Laguna, 1956; Yarborough, 1995; McCartney, 1998), making it difficult to determine the extent to which prehistoric societies of the gulf relied on belugas.
Predation on harbor porpoise, Phocoena phocoena, by a white shark, Carcharodon carcharias.