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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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It is thought that the young porpoise got into difficulty during Storm Desmond and ended up beached on the shore.
Harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) are distributed throughout Alaska waters (Fiscus et al.
But, some campaigners are concerned that the lagoon could affect the area's harbour porpoises and migratory fish.
Cork comprise a candidate Special Area of Conservation (SAC) for inter alia Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) population assessment studies have also been undertaken within this site, the most recent being boat-based surveys carried out during 2008 and 2013.
Little is also known about the numbers and distribution of harbor porpoise in the bay, although they are seen more frequently than are beluga by the residents of Yakutat.
Scientists have found that grey seals are responsible for a marine massacre, killing hundreds of playful porpoises off Britain and Holland and mutilating many more.
Last month The Journal reported how 2013 set a new record for whale, dolphin and harbour porpoise sightings off the North East coast.
org), which gives viewers natural history information on every species of whale, dolphin and porpoise for free.
A DEAD porpoise has been washed up on a South Wales beach.
Could this porpoise jumping from the River Thames in London be checking to find out where it is?
The ability of a porpoise to detect and identify targets is highly interesting to the Navy, stated Dr.
At least four different species - the Minke whale, Sei whale, white-beaked dolphin and harbour porpoise - have been recorded.