Recent Examples of porpoise from the Web
Unlike most mammals, dolphins and porpoises do not ____________ their food.
Kompanje had been planning an MRI for the porpoises.
Garbage, often. Porpoises, sometimes, for the shores of the Netherlands are teeming with hundreds of thousands of them.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature states that incidental catch is the biggest threat facing porpoises.
The actor met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Wednesday in an effort to save a nearly extinct porpoise known as the vaquita.
The vaquita is the world’s smallest porpoise, with the smallest geographical range of any marine mammal: Its entire habitat is a third of the size of Los Angeles County.
Aimed at protecting the vaquita porpoise that is endemic to the upper gulf, the measure includes compensation payments to local fishermen in Baja California and neighboring Sonora.
A dozen porpoises swam past, between the near ship and the shore.
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Definition of porpoise for English Language Learners
: a small usually gray and white whale that has a rounded nose
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