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A porpoise is a cetacean of the family Phocoenidae[?]; a type of whale.

They are distinct from dolphins. Unlike dolphins, porpoises have small, rounded heads and no beaks. In addition, a porpoise's dorsal fin is generally triangular, rather than curved like that of a dolphin.



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