Harbor Porpoise

 

Harbor Porpoise

Photo: Mingan Island Cetacean Study

  • Scientific Name: Phocoena phocoena
  • Length: 5 – 5.5 feet
  • Weight: 135 – 170 lbs
  • Population seen in Southeast Alaska: 11,146
  • Status: Protected under the MMPA
  • Description:  Small dark body with blunt beak and triangular dorsal fin. Belly and throat typically white. Quick surfacings, generally do not splash when surfacing. Non-social, seen singly or in small groups.
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