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Gray's Spinner Dolphin

Stenella longirostris

Description:

Dark grey backs, light grey bellies, and bottle-shaped noses. This pod was between 8 and 10 dolphins - it was a bit hard to tell since they never stopped playing with each other and playing catch-up with the front of the boat.

Habitat:

I came across these dolphins in the open waters of the southern Caribbean Sea, a good 10 hours out of Cartagena, Colombia coming from the San Blas of Panama.

Notes:

There was absolutely no land in sight, and no warning these dolphins were coming up on us. Honestly I thought someone had fallen off the boat when I heard the first splash, but instead I was lucky to be the person on the boat who yelled, "Dolphins!"

1 Species ID Suggestions

Elsa
Elsa 9 years ago
Spinner dolphin
Stenella longirostris Spinner dolphin


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3 Comments

Curator of Good
Curator of Good 9 years ago

I didn't think the snouts were that long when I first put them up, but on further consideration I think you're right. Thanks.

Elsa
Elsa 9 years ago

Hi Curator of Good, this is an awesome spotting! However, looks like what you've got are spinner dolphins :)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Awesome

Curator of Good
Spotted by
Curator of Good

Córdoba, Colombia

Spotted on Oct 20, 2010
Submitted on Nov 11, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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