Dall’s Porpoise

Dall's PorpoiseDall's Porpoise

Dall’s porpoise are the fastest cetacean in BC, at speeds up to 55 km/hr and like dolphins they will often play around the boat. The white in the corner of the photo is the edge of our boat. Dall’s are found only in the North Pacific Ocean and adjacent seas (Bering Sea, Okhotsk Sea and Sea of Japan). They range from coastal waters to deep offshore waters.  Details of migrations are poorly known, however, Dall’s porpoise are year-round resident though-out much of their range, generally moving north for the summer and south for the winter. Dall’s porpoise feed mainly on small schooling fishes (herring, anchovies, mackerels and sauries) and cephalopods (octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish).