Porpoises

porpoises

mammals of the family phocoenidae comprising four genera and six species found in the north pacific ocean and both sides of the north atlantic ocean and in various other seas. They differ from dolphins in that porpoises have a blunt snout and a rather stocky body while dolphins have a beaklike snout and a slender, streamlined body. They usually travel in small groups.

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