Dall’s Porpoise

“Lips like a moose” used to tease one of my classmates of girls with big lips. Dall’s porpoise have lips like that. It has a tiny head with a great big body with a little triangular dorsal fin. Like the orca it’s body is black and white with several different morph’s.

Amazingly it is possible for Dall’s porpoises to interbreed with Harbor porpoise. There is a great deal of overlap in range with the harbor porpoise in the Pacific. But this animal isn’t found in the Atlantic.

Easily recognized by the “rooster tail” that the dorsal creates as it shoots to the top of the water, the Dall’s porpoise is colorful and a joy to watch as you paddle or sail through the islands.

 



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