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Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

Many people on the coasts of north America and northern Europe get their first sight of live cetaceans in the shape of porpoises – typically Phocoena phocoena, the harbor...

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porpoise

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

Many people on the coasts of north America and northern Europe get their first sight of live cetaceans in the shape of porpoises – typically Phocoena phocoena, the harbor...

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porpoise

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 40 words.

Small, toothed whale with a blunt snout. Found in most oceans, the best known is the common porpoise of the

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porpoise noun

Edited by John Ayto and John Simpson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

January 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 24 words.

services' A steep dive by a submarine, esp. in phr. doing a porpoise; also, a bumpy sea-landing by an

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porpoise

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Zoology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 5 words.

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porpoise

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Zoology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 6 words.

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porpoise

in Dictionary Plus Science and Technology

P ublished online April 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics. 68 words.

A toothed whale (suborder Odontoceti) belonging to the family Phocoenidae that has a rounded or conical head with no distinct

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porpoise

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 13 words.

is pronounced paw-puhs, in preference to a second syllable as in poise.

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porpoise

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 11 words.

Pronounced /ˈpɔːpəs/. The second syllable does not rhyme with poise.

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porpoise

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 13 words.

The standard pronunciation is /porp-әs/, not /por-poyz/ (a spelling pronunciation). Cf. tortoise.

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porpoise

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 47 words.

Chiapas, tapas • campus, grampus, hippocampus, pampas • metacarpus, streptocarpus • trespass • Priapus • Lepus

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porpoise

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 47 words.

Chiapas, tapas • campus, grampus, hippocampus, pampas • metacarpus, streptocarpus • trespass • Priapus • Lepus

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porpoise

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 13 words.

is pronounced paw-pǝs, in preference to a second syllable as in poise.

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porpoise

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 19 words.

XIV. ME. porpa(y)s, -poys — OF. po(u)rpois, -peis, -pais :- Rom. *porcopiscis, f. L. porcus

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Porpoises

Andrew Read and David E. Gaskin.

in The Encyclopedia of Mammals

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 2601 words.

Many people on the coasts of north America and northern Europe get their first sight of live cetaceans in the

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porpoise

Alan Davidson.

Edited by Tom Jaine.

in The Oxford Companion to Food

January 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 3 words.

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Dynamics of Dolphin Porpoising Revisited1

D. Weihs.

in Integrative and Comparative Biology

November 2002; p ublished online November 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 4581 words.

Porpoising is the popular name for the high-speed surface piercing motion of dolphins and other species, in which long, ballistic jumps are alternated with sections of swimming close to the...

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Genome-Wide SNP and Population Divergence of Finless Porpoises

Shuzhen Li, Shixia Xu, Huirong Wan, Heyi Ji, Kaiya Zhou and Gang Yang.

in Genome Biology and Evolution

January 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; Evolutionary Biology; Genetics and Genomics. 6063 words.

Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are rapidly becoming the population genomic markers in addressing ecology, evolution, and conservation issues for their high capacity to access...

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Topographical Distribution of the Blubber of Harbor Porpoises (Phocoena phocoena)

Heather N. Koopman.

in Journal of Mammalogy

February 1998; p ublished online February 1998 .

Journal Article. 0 words.

Thickness of blubber was measured at 48 sites on the bodies of 68 male and 46 female harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from the Bay of Fundy, Canada, and Gulf of Maine and mid-Atlantic...

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Food Habits of Finless Porpoises Neophocaena phocaenoides in Western Kyushu, Japan

Miki Shirakihara, Kenji Seki, Akira Takemura, Kunio Shirakihara, Hideyoshi Yoshida and Takeshi Yamazaki.

in Journal of Mammalogy

October 2008; p ublished online October 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 6111 words.

We examined the stomach contents of 87 finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) in the Ariake Sound–Tachibana Bay area and Omura Bay in western Kyushu, Japan, between 1987 and 1992....

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Regional-scale patterns in harbour porpoise occupancy of tidal stream environments

James J Waggitt, Holly K Dunn, Peter G H Evans, Jan Geert Hiddink, Laura J Holmes, Emma Keen, Ben D Murcott, Marco Piano, P E Robins, Beth E Scott, Jenny Whitmore and Gemma Veneruso.

in ICES Journal of Marine Science

March 2018; p ublished online August 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Marine and Estuarine Biology. 6079 words.

Abstract

As harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena are abundant within tidal stream environments, mitigating population-level impacts from tidal stream energy...

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