Rissos dolphin, Grampus griseus

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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 usually almost entirely white. San Diego, California, USA, Grampus griseus, natural history stock photograph, photo id 12793
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 usually almost entirely white. San Diego, California, USA

Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 12793
Format: Digital 3:2
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