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Spinner Dolphin

Stenella longirostris


The spinner dolphin is a small dolphin found in off-shore tropical waters around the world. It is famous for its acrobatic displays in which it spins along its longitudinal axis as it leaps through the air. It is a member of the family Delphinidae of toothed whales. In certain regions, such as Hawaii, dolphins spend the daytime resting in shallow bays near deep water then at dusk they travel offshore to feed.


A pod of Spinner Dolphins playing in the waters at Pokai Bay, Oahu, Hawaii.


Spinner Dolphins from one our first encounters at Pokai Bay, Oahu, Hawaii. The waters at Pokai Bay are always murky, much better photos can be taken of dolphins just south at Kahe Point (Electric Beach).

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Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Aug 12, 2012
Submitted on Apr 30, 2014

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