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What marine mammal is a “puffing pig”?

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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 called a “puffing pig” because it appears to be a fat dolphin. That is the reason why Portly the Porpoise is always eager to tell anyone who listens that he isn’t a fat dolphin, he’s a perfectly-built porpoise, who happens to be more round in shape when healthy.

 

 

 

 

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