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any of several small gregarious cetacean mammals having a blunt snout and many teeth

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They were obliged to have him with them,' the Mock Turtle said: `no wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise.
Then the Centipede's brutal face appeared in the companionway, and he descended into the cabin, followed by the Porpoise.
But the Centipede, the Porpoise, Barchi, and Skilling took the lead, and followed by the rest of us, at least thirty men in half as many boats, rowed right up to the watchmen.
You didn't get the Porpoise," the Centipede said exultantly, as though his escape materially diminished our success.
And there, sitting ruefully by the fire, with a steaming mug in his hand, was the Porpoise.
But there is no obvious reason why, for instance, the wing of a bat, or the fin of a porpoise, should not have been sketched out with all the parts in proper proportion, as soon as any structure became visible in the embryo.
There is an island not far from here," said the porpoises, "where the wild onions grow tall and strong.
For hours together we could watch the dolphins and porpoises as they rolled and leaped and dived around the vessel; or those small creatures ever on the wing, the Mother Carey's chickens, which had borne us company from New York bay, and for a whole fortnight fluttered about the vessel's stern.
WILDLIFE volunteers raced to the aid of a porpoise who was left stranded on a Gwynedd beach.
Abstract--Abundance of harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) was estimated from data collected during vessel surveys conducted throughout the inland waters of Southeast Alaska.
A spokesman for Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay said: "We undertook a Shadow Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) for harbour porpoise, despite this not being a legal requirement as Swansea Bay is not designated under the Habitats Directive for harbour porpoise.
Tenders are invited for Provision of Harbour Porpoise surveys in Roaringwater Bay and Islands SAC 2015
Two marine mammal species that live there year-round are the beluga whale, Delphinapterus leucas, and the harbor porpoise, Phocoena phocoena.
This usually means fish, crabs, squid and sea birds, but now it applies to the common harbour porpoise too.
The stretch of Northumberland coast from Farnes East to Coquet Island and on to St Mary's Island in North Tyneside is singled out for its importance for white-beaked dolphin, harbour porpoise and minke phin, harbour porpoise and minke whale.