Classification
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    • Delphinidae
  • Spanish
    • Delfines de océano
  • English
    • Ocean Dolphins
    • Oceanic Dolphins

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Recent observations

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What

Orca Orcinus orca

Observer

michaelhanrahan

Date

November 14, 2015

Description

Orcas have developed the ability to come right up onto the beaches of the Valdés Peninsula, Argentina, in order to devour a few unsuspecting elephant seal pups. This photo was taken from an observation deck above Caleta Valdés.

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What

Risso's Dolphin Grampus griseus

Observer

scubale

Date

September 28, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Long-beaked Common Dolphin Delphinus capensis

Observer

birdnerdjosh

Date

April 12, 2012

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Short-beaked Common Dolphin Delphinus delphis

Observer

birdnerdjosh

Date

April 12, 2012

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Bottlenose Dolphins Genus Tursiops

Observer

lastime

Date

April 17, 2016

Photos / Sounds

What

Orca Orcinus orca

Observer

kriskrug

Date

June 26, 2011 01:08 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Active Pass, near Helen Point... By boat.

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Right Whale Dolphin Lissodelphis borealis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 23, 2016 10:11 AM MST

Description

Such an odd species - no dorsal fin, long and thin body with tiny flukes only a foot across. But boy can they speed! First time seeing them today, what a treat. I posted a video to Facebook of them porpoising: https://www.facebook.com/robin.agarwal.14

Photos / Sounds

What

Pacific White-sided Dolphin Lagenorhynchus obliquidens

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 23, 2016 09:53 AM MST

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What

Orca Orcinus orca

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 23, 2016 10:49 AM MST

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What

Short-beaked Common Dolphin Delphinus delphis

Observer

ari5

Date

May 21, 2016 01:05 PM PDT

Description

Off coast from Dana point

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No photos or sounds

What

Bottlenose Dolphins Genus Tursiops

Observer

emmabrown

Date

May 20, 2016

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops truncatus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

May 22, 2016
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Description from Wikipedia

Oceanic dolphins are members of the cetacean family Delphinidae. These marine mammals are related to whales and porpoises. They are found worldwide, mostly in the shallower seas of the continental shelves. As the name implies, these dolphins tend to be found in the open seas, unlike the river dolphins, although a few species such as the Irrawaddy dolphin are coastal or riverine.

No range data available.
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