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Rissos dolphin. 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 Add To Light Table Rissos dolphin. 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.
Image ID: 07589  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 


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Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Dolphin  >  Bottlenose Dolphin
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Dolphin  >  Dolphin Anatomy  >  Dolphin Dorsal Fin
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Dolphin  >  Dolphin Anatomy  >  Dolphin Injury / Scarring
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Dolphin  >  Dolphin Behavior  >  Dolphin Blow / Spout
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Dolphin  >  Dolphin Behavior  >  Dolphin Jumping / Leaping
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Dolphin  >  Risso's Dolphin
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Blue Whale
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Humpback Whale
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Whale Anatomy  >  Whale Dorsal Fin
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Whale Anatomy  >  Whale Fluke / Tail
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Whale Behavior  >  Competitive / Rowdy Group
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Blue Whale
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Great White Shark
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Humpback Whale
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Northern Elephant Seal
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  West Indian Manatee
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  California Sea Lion
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Northern Elephant Seal
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Anatomy  >  Elephant Seal Proboscis
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Anatomy  >  Scar / Wound
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Behavior  >  Elephant Seal Bellowing
Animal  >  Shark  >  Great White Shark
Animal  >  Sirenian  >  West Indian Manatee
Environmental Issues / Problems  >  Boat Strike / Propeller Scar
Environmental Issues / Problems  >  Boat Strike / Propeller Scar  >  Whale Injury
Gallery  >  California
Gallery  >  Cetacean
Gallery  >  Elephant Seal
Gallery  >  Florida Manatee
Gallery  >  Humpback Whales
Gallery  >  New Work August 2011
Gallery  >  Seals and Sea Lions
Gallery  >  Wildlife Portraits
Location  >  Oceans  >  Atlantic  >  Bahamas
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Coronado Islands
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  Hawaiian Islands
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  Samoa  >  Rose Atoll National Wildlife Refuge  >  Underwater
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  International  >  Isla Guadalupe Special Biosphere Reserve (Mexico)
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  Marine National Monuments  >  Rose Atoll Marine National Monument
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Marine Sanctuaries  >  Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Marine Sanctuaries  >  Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Marine Sanctuaries  >  Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (California)
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Marine Sanctuaries  >  Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (California)  >  Piedras Blancas
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Wildlife Refuges  >  Rose Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (American Samoa)
Location  >  USA  >  Florida  >  Homosassa River
Location  >  USA  >  Florida  >  Spring / River
Location  >  USA  >  Hawaii
Location  >  World  >  Bahamas
Location  >  World  >  Mexico  >  Coronado Islands
Location  >  World  >  Mexico  >  Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Subject  >  Technique  >  Underwater

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Balaenoptera musculus
Carcharodon carcharias
Grampus griseus
Megaptera novaeangliae
Mirounga angustirostris
Trichechus manatus
Tursiops truncatus
Zalophus californianus

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