, and they are one of the few pelagic (open ocean) porpoises in the world. These robust porpoises can also be a rolling ball of "spitfire" when they get to zipping around. The Dall's porpoise are one of the fastest most maneuverable cetaceans in the entire world. At times it seems they show this off by whirling in almost every direction at once weaving an invisible tapestry on the oceans surface. They can be very social with the boats and may dart over to take a ride off the bow of the boat or on the wakes created by our boat.