whaleOrder Cetacea

Family Phocoenidae

Scientific Name

Phocoenoides dalli

Thumbnail Description

Typically stays close to deep-water canyons

Size and Weight

LENGTH: 2.3 m (7.5 ft)

WEIGHT: 130 and 220 kg (290 and 490 lb)

Habitat

Cold waters

Distribution

Bering and Okhotsk Seas, Sea of Japan

Diet

Herrings, anchovies, pilchards, mackerels, hake, sauries

Reproduction

Unknown

Population

841,000

Lifespan

22 years

Baby Name

Calf

Group Name

Schools

Speed

55 km/h

Predators

White sharks, killer whales

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Form groups of 2 – 12 individuals

Conservation Status

Least Concern