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The Dall's porpoise is one the fastest cetaceans, but that does not save it from commercial hunting and by-catch.
The main conservation concerns are incidental by-catch in salmon and squid drift net fisheries, as well as an active hunt for Dall's porpoise in Japan in which thousands of porpoise are killed every year. As we do not know how exactly how many Dall's porpoise there are, takes of thousands every year may well be unsustainable, and the species may be in decline without our knowledge.
With a symbolic adoption, you can help us raise awareness for serious conservation issues and support our research on harbour porpoise and their relatives.
- Personalized, printable adoption certificate
- Dall's Porpoise species profile
- Spot on virtual recognition wall
- Donation receipt for income tax purposes
Adopt a Dall's Porpoise
With the symbolic adoption of a Dall’s porpoise, you are helping to conserve porpoises and their habitats. Every adoption supports our research and education efforts and helps raise awareness for porpoises.
Want to donate as a gift or on behalf of someone else? Check "Dedicate this donation" and the name you enter will appear on the adoption certificate.
Adopt a Vaquita Porpoise
The smallest and rarest porpoise is critically endangered and facing imminent extinction.
Adopt a Harbour Porpoise
The most widely distributed porpoise is increasingly under threat from human activity.
Adopt a Spectacled Porpoise
Primarily an oceanic species, little is known about this strikingly beautiful animal.
Adopt a Burmeister's Porpoise
This species is native to South America, where it is being hunted as shark and crab bait.
Adopt a Finless Porpoise
There are two species, both of which are in decline due to habitat degradation.