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harbor porpoise

Syllabification: har·bor por·poise

Definition of harbor porpoise in English:


A porpoise with a dark gray back shading to white underparts, found in the coastal waters of North America and northern Europe. Also called common porpoise.
  • Phocoena phocoena, family Phocoenidae
Example sentences
  • Length seems to be of biological importance for the common dolphin, the pilot whale, and the harbor porpoise.
  • Dall's porpoise, harbor porpoise and Pacific white-sided dolphins are the most common of the porpoise/dolphins off Washington.
  • This harbor porpoise died after becoming entangled in a fishing net.

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