A Rissos dolphin leaps from the ocean in a full breach, 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. California, USA, Grampus griseus, natural history stock photograph, photo id 07597
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. California, USA

Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 07597
Format: Film 3:2
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