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What is the fastest cetacean in the world?

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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 first to species specimens, the Dall’s porpoise are known to be “high strung” by researchers due to their quick swimming. Part of the reason the Dall’s porpoise is so fast is due to its smaller size: at just approximately 8 feet (2.4 m) and 480 pounds (220 kg) at full growth, it is one of the smallest cetaceans in the world.

 

 

 

 

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