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The Sportsman
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Dolphins vs Porpoises in Louisiana



What do we have? Ive always been under the impression that we only had porpoises.... Can someone provide a credible link to support one way or the other? I.e. .edu or .gov






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Uncle JackD
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re: Dolphins vs Porpoises in Louisiana


Whats the differences in the two?





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Napoleon
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re: Dolphins vs Porpoises in Louisiana


I was wrong, we only have dolphins.



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Meatloaf
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re: Dolphins vs Porpoises in Louisiana


Don't porpoises have a bigger head?





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PRK
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re: Dolphins vs Porpoises in Louisiana


This debate ranks unbelievably high on my "nobody gives a frick" meter





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cheeriopiss
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re: Dolphins vs Porpoises in Louisiana


quote:

This debate ranks unbelievably high on my "nobody gives a frick" meter



responses like this is why you should have posted the thread on the outdoor board.






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LSUEnvy
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re: Dolphins vs Porpoises in Louisiana


Pretty sure they are porpoises. We have an albino one here that is pink due to the blood vessels, pretty cool.





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The Sportsman
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This debate ranks unbelievably high on my "nobody gives a frick" meter










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Uncle JackD
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responses like this is why you should have posted the thread on the outdoor board.

Yep






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Alatgr
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re: Dolphins vs Porpoises in Louisiana


They are bottlenose dolphins, mostly. There actually aren't that many porpoise species.

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Porpoises, divided into six species, live in all oceans, mostly near the shore.


LINK

There aren't any porpoise species in the Gulf to my knowledge.



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The Sportsman
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re: Dolphins vs Porpoises in Louisiana


quote:

Posted by cheeriopiss
quote:
This debate ranks unbelievably high on my "nobody gives a frick" meter



responses like this is why you should have posted the thread on the outdoor board.


technically anything in the outdoors could go on the outdoor board. I'm not hunting or fishing for them... It's just a general debate. Quit being an a-hole and don't comment on a thread if you have nothing to offer






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bee Rye
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re: Dolphins vs Porpoises in Louisiana


The common harbor porpoise has an abrupt snout, pointed teeth and a triangular thoracic fin. While the bottlenose dolphin, or Tursiops truncates, has an elongated beak, round cone shaped teeth and a serrated dorsal appendage. But I'm sure you already knew that. That's what turns me on about 'cha, your attention to detail.



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Alatgr
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Harbor porpoise range, FYI, FWIW.







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The Sportsman
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re: Dolphins vs Porpoises in Louisiana


That link shows they are found on
quote:

The eastern seaboard of the United States
I know there are dolphins in the atlantic..... Just not sure ab the northern GOM


Eta: read that wrong

so we don't have porpoises at all? Or just another species?



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Alatgr
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re: Dolphins vs Porpoises in Louisiana


Bottlenose dolphin.



That is mostly what you see in inshore waters in the Gulf. Blee dat.






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Napoleon
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re: Dolphins vs Porpoises in Louisiana


I'll be dammed, that's what I get to listening to a coon-ass, there are no porpoises in the GOM..

The "porpoises" are actually called "common dolphins", they just look a little different than the bottlenose.





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re: Dolphins vs Porpoises in Louisiana


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Don't porpoises have a bigger head?




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The Sportsman
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That's what turns me on about 'cha, your attention to detai






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Lakefront-Tiger
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re: Dolphins vs Porpoises in Louisiana


We were fishing in Grand Isle last year with a marine biologist, and she said what we see here are all porpoises.

Or maybe I have that backwards....



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bee Rye
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re: Dolphins vs Porpoises in Louisiana


its a quote from ace ventura, I don't actually know anything about the topic





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