Besides the commonly known Chinese white dolphin, Indo-Pacific finless porpoise is another cetacean species that resides in our local waters year around. In Hong Kong, they mainly occur in southern and eastern territorial waters, but can also be seen in certain area near Lantau where they share habitats with Chinese white dolphins. As the name implies, their most distinct feature is that they have no dorsal fin and their head is beakless. In fact, other than the two local species, many other species of cetacean have appeared in Hong Kong waters before.
Remember the pod of false killer whales spotted swimming through Victoria Harbour earlier this year? Since the establishment of the Marine Life Stranding Response Team in 2006, OPCFHK has actually recorded over 10 other species of dolphins and whales passing by or unfortunately stranded in Hong Kong.