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Dusky Dolphin

Lagenorhynchus obscurus


It has a dark grey back; distinctively two-toned dorsal fin and short, dark grey beak. Throat and belly are white, and there is a light grey patch on the foreside.


Off the coasts of South America, southwestern Africa, southern Australia, New Zealand and some oceanic islands.


Dusky dolphins have a characteristic thorn-shaped patch of dark colour between the white areas.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Jan 6, 2013
Submitted on Apr 25, 2013


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