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Eastern North Pacific Harbor Porpoise


Scientific Name:
Phocena phocena vomerina
Length:
1.4-1.9 m (4.6-6.2 ft)
Weight:
61-76kg (134-167 lbs)
Status:
good to go
Prey:
N/A

Physical characteristics

Short and stocky bodies with a dark grey dorsal side and light grey bellies.

Behavioral characterization

They reveal little of themselves at the water surface. Their blows make a sharp puff in the air and can be seen from shore. They are not known for traveling far distances.

Distribution

They inhabit very cool temperate and sub-polar waters in the Northern Hemisphere.

Population size

700,000 worldwide

Predators

N/A

Migration/Dispersal patterns

N/A

Social system/Group size

N/A

Major threats

N/A

Research efforts

N/A

Fun fact

The harbor porpoise is one of the smallest cetaceans.