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BC porpoise escort

       

YouTube Alex Millar

A B.C. sailor had a pleasant surprise while sailing off the mainland coast between UBC and Bowen Island.

Alex Millar posted a video to YouTube, showing his boat being surrounded by a pod of Dall's porpoises.

Dall's porpoises are only found in the North Pacific and grow to a maximum length of 2.2 metres. They are easily identifiable by their black bodies and white patches on their lower flanks. They have small, triangular dorsal fins which are black at the base and white at the tip.

These dolphins are often confused with harbour porpoise or thought to be baby orcas.



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