Journal of Marine Animals and Their Ecology (2011)


Anomalously white cetaceans are rarely seen, and only five records of white harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) are found in the literature. We provide an updated list of those records, and add two photo-documented records for the first white harbor porpoises from the Pacific Ocean: an animal sighted in 2007 in the Salish Sea, WA, USA, and an animal sighted on three occasions in 2011 in San Francisco Bay, CA, USA. This report includes observations of free-ranging harbor porpoises with this aberrant coloration.