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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Orca Orcinus orca

Observer

emily_r

Date

August 22, 2015

Description

Video provided by friend of Thomas McElroy. Mother and calf followed the boat out of Port Taranaki along the Lee Breakwater. Initially orca were behind the boat. Orca passed on the inside, between the breakwater and the boat. As orca passed the boat the female performed a couple of tail lobs. Unsure on the exact time the video was taken, but the date is definitely correct.

Photos / Sounds

What

Striped Dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba

Observer

mikepatterson

Date

February 4, 2016 05:10 PM PST

Description

Originally found alive, but in distress in the surf. Died before rescue was complete.

Body collected by members of the Oregon Marine Mammals Stranding Network and will be sent to Portland State University for necropsy.

Photos / Sounds

What

Short-beaked Common Dolphin Delphinus delphis

Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

February 1, 2016

Description

Terrible pictures, but I think these were common dolphins going off the shape of the beak and dorsal fins. There were about 20 moving in 3 separate groups, all heading in the same direction

Photos / Sounds

What

Orca Orcinus orca

Observer

emily_r

Date

December 30, 2015 12:20 PM NZDT

Description

Sighting provided by Bridget Harrison & Andrew Wiseman (Port Taranaki). Mother and calf came right the way into the Newton King Tanker Terminal basin in Port Taranaki while a ship was being tied up. They did not appear distressed. They "sounded" and then disappeared under the tugs.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops truncatus

Observer

cae1

Date

February 3, 2016

Description

Swimming in the Crystal River. Viewed from the top of the Temple A mound.

Photos / Sounds

What

Orca Orcinus orca

Observer

metsa

Date

January 29, 2016

Description

ID'd by skipper of boat (Island Packers on way to Channel Islands from Oxnard), who said that this may be the "49'ers" pod, which they see, at most, 2 times a year.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Long-snouted Spinner Dolphin Stenella longirostris

Observer

cedroc

Date

January 29, 2016 05:50 PM EAT

Description

A couple came near while we were swimming.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Orca Orcinus orca

Observer

emily_r

Date

December 30, 2015 01:00 PM NZDT

Description

Sighting provided by Abbie Diggleman and Chaddy. Pod of orca observed off the Sugar Loaf Islands. Pod size approx. 5.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Orca Orcinus orca

Observer

emily_r

Date

February 22, 2015 11:18 AM NZDT

Description

Sighting provided by Abbie Diggleman and Chaddy. Pod of orca followed in the wake of the boat for more than half an hour around the Sugar Loaf Islands. Pod size approx. 5.

Photos / Sounds

What

Orca Orcinus orca

Observer

emily_r

Date

November 10, 2014 01:08 PM NZDT

Description

Sighting provided by Abbie Diggleman and Chaddy. Pod of orca observed off Motumahanga Island (Sugar Loafs). Pod size approx. 5. Pod approached the boat.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Orca Orcinus orca

Observer

emily_r

Date

April 25, 2014 01:40 PM NZST

Description

Sighting provided by Abbie Diggleman and Chaddy. Pod of orca observed out from Port Taranaki. Pod size approx. 5.

Photos / Sounds

What

Orca Orcinus orca

Observer

emily_r

Date

September 28, 2012 10:15 AM NZST

Description

Sighting provided by Abbie Diggleman and Chaddy. Pod of orca observed inside the port. Pod size approx. 5, with at least two females and one large male. More photographs of dorsal fins available (only selected attached).

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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.