It was like a painted sky this morning. Belmar beach was just beautiful no one around
What’s the difference between dolphins and porpoises?
Dolphins and porpoises differ in their faces, fins, and body shapes.
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Dolphins have longer noses, bigger mouths, more curved dorsal fins, and longer, leaner bodies than porpoises.The Northeastern Offshore Spotted Dolphin, shown here, has a falcate, or sickle-shaped dorsal fin and light spotting on the belly.
People use the terms dolphins, porpoises, and whales to describe marine mammals belonging to the order Cetacea (from the Greek work ketos, “large sea creature”), and often use them interchangeably. The orca, or killer whale, for example, is actually the largest member of the dolphin family.
Dolphins are by far more prevalent than porpoises. Most scientists agree that there are 32 dolphin species (plus five closely related species of river dolphin) and only six porpoise species.
The harbor porpoise has small pointed flippers and no beak. The dorsal fin is small and triangle-shaped.
So what’s the difference? It essentially comes down to their faces (who can forget Flipper’s famous “grin”?), their fins, and their figures. Dolphins tend to have prominent, elongated “beaks” and cone-shaped teeth, while porpoises have smaller mouths and spade-shaped teeth. The dolphin’s hooked or curved dorsal fin (the one in the middle of the animal’s back) also differs from the porpoise’s triangular dorsal fin. Generally speaking, dolphin bodies are leaner, and porpoises’ are portly.
Dolphins are also more talkative than porpoises. Dolphins make whistling sounds through their blowholes to communicate with one another underwater. Scientists are pretty sure that porpoises do not do this, and some think this may be due to structural differences in the porpoise’s blowhole.
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September 1st 2018 beach phot belmar New Jersey
belmar beach after the heavy rains Monday morning
Belmar Town council to discuss tonight.
Brandywine Corp offers to knock down Belmar Borough Hall and put a multi-story residential building on the site. Belmar town hall would move to a new location.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day photos 2015 & 2018 Belmar Parade