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Portly the Porpoise©

No, he's is NOT a dolphin. No, he's not fat. He's just Portly the porpoise with a purpose - to make sure that everyone knows his cousins - cute and lovable dolphins who get all of the attention - are actually a real pain the neck! Portly will do whatever he can to prove that dolphins aren't as cute as you think and porpoises aren't fat! Before that, Portly has a snack to eat first, then he'll get started taking down those dolphins a few pegs. Let's eat.

Portly the Porpoise covers the Open Ocean. He covers stories about whales, dolphins, saltwater fish and deep-water creatures that just might give you nightmares. Here are his latest stories:

Spectacled Porpoise (Phocoena dioptrica)

December 20, 2016

PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Phocenidae GENUS: Phocoena SPECIES: dioptrica TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or BRACKISH: Saltwater HABITAT: Coastal and offshore waters of the southern hemisphere. Cold temperate waters. LENGTH […]

Finless Porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides)

December 20, 2016

  PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Phocenidae GENUS: Neophocaena SPECIES: phocaenoides TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or BRACKISH: Saltwater/freshwater HABITAT: Shallow waters along the coast of Asia and other Indonesian islands. […]

Burmeister’s Porpoise (Phocoena spinipinnis)

December 20, 2016

PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Phocenidae GENUS: Phocoena SPECIES: spinipinnis TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or BRACKISH: Saltwater HABITAT: Along the coast of the southern portion of South America LENGTH (maximum): […]

La Plata Dolphin (Pontoporia blainvillei) aka Franciscana

December 20, 2016

PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Pontoporiidae GENUS: Pontoporia SPECIES: blainvillei TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): baleen FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or BRACKISH: Saltwater HABITAT: East coast of South America LENGTH (maximum): 5-6Ft WEIGHT (maximum): 95-115 lbs RELATIVE […]