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Pacific White-sided Dolphin Lagenorhynchus obliquidens


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Pacific White-sided Dolphins
credit: Captain Budd Christman, NOAA Corps

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Family: Delphinidae, Ocean Dolphins view all from this family

Description Blunt-nosed dolphin with three-part color pattern and black beak. Back is dark gray, sides are streaked light and dark gray, belly and chin are white. Dorsal fin and flippers also colored with light and dark gray.

Dimensions 1.7-2.5m, 75-200kg

Habitat Beaches, shorelines & estuaries, Offshore waters

Range California, Northwest, Western Canada, Alaska