The Real Difference Between Dolphins and Porpoises

The difference between dolphins and porpoises lies in the teeth.

Ask someone about the difference between a dolphin and a porpoise and they may point to the two species closest to us here in Sacramento. The San Francisco Bay is home to both bottlenose dolphins (Turciops truncatus, above) and harbor porpoises (Phoecoena phoecoena). Looking at them, you notice that our local dolphin has a long […]