Family - Phocoenidae


Porpoises are spectacular animals that are related to whales and dolphins. Porpoises are small cetaceans of the phocoenidae family. Though they are related to dolphins and whales they have many physical differences. Such as they have shorter beaks and flattened shaped teeth. Porpoises live in salt water close to shore. Porpoises tend to eat fish, squid, and crustaceans. They generally hunt in shallow waters close to bays and harbors. Porpoises are the smallest cetaceans of the phocoenidae family and are an endangered species. Fishing nets are one of their main threats today. In some countries, porpoises are hunted for bait and food. Porpoises are very interesting animals and are very similar to many ocean creatures.

Author: Gage W