What is smallest cetacean?

October 30, 2017

By Amber Friend A vaquita is the smallest living cetacean (pronounced sĭ-tā′shən). Cetaceans are made up of whales, dolphins and porpoises. Vaquitas are the smallest species of the porpoise. The vaquita may weigh up to […]

What is world’s most endangered marine mammal?

October 2, 2017

  By Amber Friend History is not something that we just read about in books; it’s happening around us everyday especially when discussing the extinction of animals species. Dinosaurs, of course, are some of the […]

What marine mammal is a “puffing pig”?

May 26, 2017

Sometimes called “puffers,” the Harbor Porpoise draws its name from the Latin word for pig (porcus). Reaching approximately 5 feet (1.5 m) and 170 pounds (77 kg) at full size, the Harbor Porpoise is sometimes […]

What is the fastest cetacean in the world?

May 5, 2017

The Dall’s porpoise is considered to be the world’s fastest cetacean, about to reach speeds up to 35 mph (56 km/.h) in bursts over short distances. Named for American naturalist W.H. Fall who was the […]