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Dall's porpoise

Dall's porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli) is a species of porpoise found only in the North Pacific. It is larger than other porpoises, growing up to 230 cm in length.
Dall's porpoises are hugely active animals. They often zigzag around at great speed on or just below the surface of the water creating a spray called a "rooster tail". They may appear and disappear quite suddenly. The fastest of all small cetaceans, Dall's porpoises can swim at up to 55 km/h. The porpoises often approach boats and bow-ride, but may lose interest, unless the boat is travelling quickly.
Dall's porpoises appear in small groups (about 210 animals). The groups appear not to be tight knit and may aggregate together at good feeding grounds. They feed on a variety of fish and cephalopods.

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