Harbor Porpoise

Harbor porpoise
Harbor porpoise
Harbor porpoise

Conservation

Least concern conservation status

Scientific Classification

OrderArtiodactyla
InfraorderCetacea
FamilyPhocoenidae
GenusPhocoena
Binomial namePhocoena phocoena

Range Map

Range of species in blue

Description

The harbor porpoise grows from 4.3-6.6ft (1.3-2m) and a weight of 110-165 lb. They are dark on their upperside with a lighter underside.

The harbor porpoise has a small, indistinct beak and one or more stripes from their mouth to the flipper.

Harbor porpoise can be found in the Pacific in Alaska, Aleutian and Pribilof Island, San Juan Islands, Westport and the Olympic Coast, California and Vancouver Island. They can also be seen around Newfoundland and the St Lawrence River.