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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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The plea comes after harbour porpoises were discovered washed up and mutilated last week at the Little Orme, Penrhyn Bay, and Porth Nefyn, Pen Llyn.
Three trained personnel (including two observers and one recorder) stood on the platform of the boat to to look for any porpoises within a radius of 300 m.
Scientists estimate that fewer than 30 vaquitas remain alive but that porpoise population is down a female after the incident, which occurred during a rescue effort in the Gulf of California.
However, despite reports of large assemblages of Harbor Porpoises in coastal British Columbia and elsewhere, we can find no published accounts of large groups from the Salish Sea (Hoek 1992; Ford 2014).
Samples from 8 (24%) harbor porpoises were positive for norovirus antibodies (Table 2).
Porpoises, a type of small whale which closely resemble dolphins, are fairly common in the Mersey.
Due to the unfavourable status of the harbour porpoises in the EU, 13 Member States, other than the UK, have designated sites for its protection in about 200 Natura 2000 sites.
HARBOUR porpoises must constantly eat and hunt to survive, a new study by the University of St Andrews reveals.
BRITISH porpoises may be struggling to breed because of a banned chemical pollutant, research suggests.
Chlorinated hydrocarbon concentrations and their use for describing population discreteness in harbor porpoises from Washington, Oregon, and California.
Yakutat Bay is one of the regions in southeastern Alaska that has relatively high densities of harbor porpoises (Hobbs and Waite, 2010).
The Oregon Coast has 12 different species of Cetaceans, whales, dolphins and porpoises that are either residents or migrate along the coast.