Family: Phocoenidae, Porpoises view all from this family
Description Unique blunt-faced porpoise boldly patterned with black and white. Fluke and dorsal fin also colored with black and white. Male is slightly larger and has a hump behind dorsal fin. Female has a black trident pattern in genital area.
Dimensions 1.8-2.3m, 84-114kg
Habitat Offshore waters
Range California, Northwest, Western Canada, Alaska
Discussion Active and unpredictable swimmer, frequently creates “rooster tail” splashes. Common in the Pacific.