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Harbor Porpoise
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Phocoena phocoena
Family Name:
Size:
4ft 9in - 6ft 3in
Weight:
125 - 145lb
Color:
dark grey/ blue back,white or light grey on the belly
Life Span:
most don't live past 8 years old
Diet:
Fish, and occasionally squid, krill or other crustaceans
 
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Harbor Porpoise

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Harbor Porpoise Description
  Harbour porpoises are small compared to other species of porpoise. They have a rounded head which slopes down to the mouth, and they do not have beaks. They have a dark grey/ blue back, and a white or light grey coloured belly. Harbour porpoises have black lips, a black chin, and a mouth that curves up slightly which makes them look like they are smiling! Their dorsal fins have blunt tips and are just past the centre of their backs. Young harbour porpoises are dull in colour compared to their parents, and in the first few hours after they are born they have birth lines, which look like large pale folds in their skin.  
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