Sunday, September 18, 2011

Dolphins are warm-blooded marine mammals that breathe air through a blowhole, or nostril, that is located at the top of their heads. The nearly 40 species of dolphins vary in size and appearance, with some characterized by their blunt, rounded heads

 bottlenose dolphin was caught on film as it swam after a research boat in Banana River
Commerson's dolphins (Cephalorhynchus commersonii) are easily identified by the distinctive black and white patterns on their bodies. Because of their appearance, they are also known as skunk dolphins, piebald dolphins and panda dolphins.
Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis) in crystal clear Bahamian waters.
Spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris) are found in off-shore tropical waters around the world.
The dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) is very closely genetically related to the Pacific white-sided dolphin, but the two have been identified as separate species.
Two Clymene dolphins (Stenella clymene) leaping from the water. Clymene dolphins are native to the Atlantic Ocean and prefer temperate and tropical waters.

Hector's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori) is found only in New Zealand.








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