Distributed in the temperate coastal waters of the Northern Hemisphere, the harbor porpoise is a marine mammal in the order Cetacea, which also includes whales and dolphins. Porpoises are considered highly intelligent like dolphins, but are unlike dolphins in other respects. The harbor porpoise is smaller (perhaps reaching 6 feet long and 200 pounds) and less social. It also has a much more rounded head, a curved dorsal fin, and flat spade-shaped teeth (unlike the dolphin's pointed cone-shaped teeth).