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Name Of Porpoise

Name Porpoise
Male Name bull
Femle Name cow
Kids/Baby Name calf
Group Name herd, pod, school
More About Porpoise

  • A group of porpoise is called a Pod
  • Their snouts, or beaks, are called the Rostrum
  • The Fatty tissue below a porpoises's skin helps to keep it warm and is called Blubber
  • Fins - the Pectoral Fins are used for stopping and steering and found on either side of the body
  • Fins - the Flukes are used for propelling through water and are located on the tail
  • Tubercles - Where the porpoise has no dorsal fin on its back it has a small ridge beginning just back from the blowhole and extending to the tail flukes; this ridge is covered in small circular bumps known as tubercles
  • a hole at the top of a porpoise's head called a Blowhole which is used for breathing and making sounds
  • Porpoises are 4 to 6 ft (120-180 cm) long and are black above and white below.
  • The fat of the porpoise yields a lubricating oil, and the flesh is sometimes eaten.
  • All porpoises can see, however as visibility is restricted underwater they have developed the use of a sonar system called 'echolocation' to find food when navigating and hunting for food.
  • Their clicks make high-frequency sounds, and the echoes of these sounds bounce back which enables them to make a mental map. Using this mental map they are able to avoid the smallest of obstacles whilst locating their prey.
  • In just a split second Echlocation enables them to determine the size of objects, their location, how fast they are
  • There are six different species of Porpoise:
  • Porpoise are native to Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
  • The common habitat is in oceans, shallow waters and estuaries
  • The diet of Porpoise consist of fish, shrimp, prawns, octopus and squid

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