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Hawaiian spinner dolphin, resting herd swimming along reef, Stenella longirostris, Lanai Pacific white sided dolphin carrying drift kelp, Lagenorhynchus obliquidens, San Diego, California Common dolphin, Delphinus delphis, San Diego, California Pacific white sided dolphin, Kelp carry, Lagenorhynchus obliquidens, San Diego, California Rissos dolphin, breaching. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego, Grampus griseus A Rissos dolphin leaps from the ocean in a full breach. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species.  White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white.  Offshore near San Diego, Grampus griseus Common dolphin at the edge of the ocean, Delphinus delphis, Santa Barbara, California Common dolphin leaping from the ocean, Delphinus delphis, Santa Barbara, California Pacific bottlenose dolphin breaches the ocean surface as it leaps and takes a breath.  Open ocean near San Diego, Tursiops truncatus Pacific bottlenose dolphin hydrodynamically slices the ocean as it surfaces to breathe.  Open ocean near San Diego, Tursiops truncatus A curious Pacific bottlenose dolphin leaps from the ocean surface to look at the photographer.  Open ocean near San Diego, Tursiops truncatus Common dolphin leaping, Delphinus delphis, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Common dolphin leaping, Delphinus delphis, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis Pacific white sided dolphin, Lagenorhynchus obliquidens, San Diego, California Pacific white sided dolphin, Lagenorhynchus obliquidens, San Diego, California Pacific white sided dolphin, Lagenorhynchus obliquidens, San Diego, California Pacific white sided dolphin, Lagenorhynchus obliquidens, San Diego, California Common dolphin, Delphinus delphis, San Diego, California Common dolphin, Delphinus delphis, San Diego, California Rissos dolphins surfacing, one spouting/blowing while others show dorsal fins.  Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white.  San Diego, Grampus griseus Common dolphin, Baja California, Delphinus delphis Common dolphin, Baja California, Delphinus delphis Common dolphin, Delphinus delphis, San Diego, California Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis Pacific white sided dolphin, Lagenorhynchus obliquidens, San Diego, California Pacific white sided dolphin, Lagenorhynchus obliquidens, San Diego, California Pacific white sided dolphin, carrying drift kelp, Lagenorhynchus obliquidens, San Diego, California Pacific white sided dolphin, Kelp carry, Lagenorhynchus obliquidens, San Diego, California Pacific white sided dolphin, Lagenorhynchus obliquidens, San Diego, California Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, foraging in sand, Tursiops truncatus Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis, Sao Miguel Island Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis, Sao Miguel Island Common dolphin, Baja California, Delphinus delphis Common dolphin, Baja California, Delphinus delphis A Rissos dolphin spyhops, lifting its head above water for a look. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species.  White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white.  Offshore near San Diego, Grampus griseus Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis Pacific white sided dolphin, Lagenorhynchus obliquidens, San Diego, California Atlantic  bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus Atlantic  bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus Atlantic  bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus Pacific white sided dolphin, Lagenorhynchus obliquidens, San Diego, California   more ...

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