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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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Spatial distribution dynamics analyses showed that from the six different hydrological zones of the confluence, the porpoise was more likely to prefer the flow deflection and flow stagnation zones of the confluence.
The risk of losing a vaquita during field operations was always acknowledged as a possibility, but it was determined that it was unacceptable to stand by and watch the vaquita porpoise disappear without a heroic attempt at rescue.
Key words: aggregation, Pacific Harbor Porpoise, Salish Sea, super pod
THIS is the moment an RNLI crew saved a stranded porpoise that had found itself in shallow waters at low tide.
A juvenile male harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) [approximately equal to] 10.
A PORPOISE which was left stranded on the banks of the Mersey was rescued.
The Sea Watch Foundation says Wales has a porpoise population of 80,500 in the Irish Sea.
Species such as harbour porpoise and puffin could benefit from new plans to protect areas of the sea around Wales.
Abstract--Abundance of harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) was estimated from data collected during vessel surveys conducted throughout the inland waters of Southeast Alaska.
Two marine mammal species that live there year-round are the beluga whale, Delphinapterus leucas, and the harbor porpoise, Phocoena phocoena.
The stretch of Northumberland coast from Farnes East to Coquet Island and on to St Mary's Island in North Tyneside is singled out for its importance for white-beaked dolphin, harbour porpoise and minke phin, harbour porpoise and minke whale.