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What's the difference: dolphin or porpoise?
by Staff
Both dolphins and porpoises are majestic water creatures, but can you tell them apart?

This marine mammal has sharp pointy teeth.

  • dolphin
  • porpoise

Which of these creatures tend to be more talkative?

  • dolphin
  • porpoise

Which of these animals in smaller on average?

  • dolphin
  • porpoise

Who has a straight dorsal fin, similar to a shark?

  • dolphin
  • porpoise

Which of these animals in more likely to interact with humans?

  • dolphin
  • porpoise

Which of these creatures prefers to live in small groups rather than bigger crowds?

  • dolphin
  • porpoise

Who generally lives longer?

  • dolphin
  • porpoise

Both dolphins and porpoises have a gestational period of 8-12 months.

  • true
  • false

Both dolphins and porpoises can be found in every ocean on Earth.

  • true
  • false

Dolphins are mammals while porpoises are a type of fish.

  • true
  • false