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Burmeister's Porpoise
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Phocoena spinipinnis
Family Name:
Size:
4.8-6.5 ft
Weight:
90-155 lbs.
Color:
The body is dark-grey or black in color, occasionally appearing brown, and lightens to a pale grey underneath
Diet:
fish and squid
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Burmeister's Porpoise

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Burmeister's Porpoise Description
  Burmeister's Porpoises have a beakless upturned mouth and a slight indentation at the location of the blowhole. Their flippers are large, with a broad base and blunt tips.The dorsal fin is set further back on this porpoise than on any other small cetacean; a series of tubercles are found on its leading edge.The tail stock thickens with age. The body is dark-grey or black in colour, occasionally appearing brown, and lightens to a pale grey underneath. A few moments after death, the porpoise turns entirely black. The largest specimen so far measured was 1.85m in length.  
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