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Stenella coeruleoalba
Stenella coeruleoalba
PHOTO: Scott Hill. National Marine Mammal Laboratory (subdivision of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
PHOTO: Scott Hill. National Marine Mammal Laboratory (subdivision of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
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Striped Dolphin
Striped Dolphin

The Striped Dolphin is found in temperate and tropical waters of all the world's oceans.Striped Dolphin They are some of the most abundant and widespread dolphins in the world. BIOEXPEDITION.COM

They are some of the most abundant and widespread dolphins in the world.Dolphin The Striped Dolphin is found in temperate and tropical waters of all the world's oceans.

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Anatomy
Anatomy
Anatomy The markings and coloration of this species may vary by individual and geographical location. They

The markings and coloration of this species may vary by individual and geographical location.

They have a distinctive pattern of blue and white stripes along the body.species may vary by individual and geographical location. The underside is blue, white or pink. The

The underside is blue, white or pink.a distinctive pattern of blue and white stripes along the body. The sides are darker than

The sides are darker than the belly.a distinctive pattern of blue and white stripes along the body. The underside is blue, white

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Anatomy
Anatomy

Stenella coeruleoalba ranges in body length from 6 to 9 feet.Anatomy These dolphins can reach weigh up to 350 lbs for males and 330 lb for

These dolphins can reach weigh up to 350 lbs for males and 330 lb for females.Anatomy Stenella coeruleoalba ranges in body length from 6 to 9 feet. BIOEXPEDITION.COM

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Habitat
Habitat

This cetaceans inhabits temperate and tropical pelagic waters.Habitat They avoid sea surface temperatures of less than 20 degrees C. BIOEXPEDITION.COM

They avoid sea surface temperatures of less than 20 degrees C.Habitat This cetaceans inhabits temperate and tropical pelagic waters. BIOEXPEDITION.COM

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Habitat
Habitat
Habitat The Striped Dolphin has been observed in New Zealand The Mediterranean Sea Eastern and western

The Striped Dolphin has been observed in

Habitat The Striped Dolphin has been observed in New Zealand The Mediterranean Sea Eastern and western

New Zealand The Mediterranean Sea Eastern and western Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean Northern Europe South Africa Indian Ocean Caribbean Sea Northern Gulf of Mexico.

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Behavior
Behavior

Striped dolphins are usually found in groups between 25 and 100 individuals, but have been occasionally seen in large groups of up to 1000 individuals.Behavior Communication between striped dolphins is by clicks and whistles. BIOEXPEDITION.COM

Communication between striped dolphins is by clicks and whistles.25 and 100 individuals, but have been occasionally seen in large groups of up to 1000

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Behavior
Behavior

They are very active, performing maneuvers above the surface of the water, chin slaps and a unique behavior called "roto-tailing" in which "they make high arcing jumps.Behavior They rarely associate with other species of whales, dolphins, and seabirds. BIOEXPEDITION.COM

They rarely associate with other species of whales, dolphins, and seabirds.slaps and a unique behavior called "roto-tailing" in which "they make high arcing jumps. BIOEXPEDITION.COM

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Feeding
Feeding

Spinner Dolphin seems to have an opportunistic feeding habit.Feeding The diet varies with geographical location. BIOEXPEDITION.COM

The diet varies with geographical location.Feeding Spinner Dolphin seems to have an opportunistic feeding habit. BIOEXPEDITION.COM

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Feeding
Feeding

Spinner Dolphin seems to have an opportunistic feeding habit.Feeding The diet varies with geographical location. BIOEXPEDITION.COM

The diet varies with geographical location.Feeding Spinner Dolphin seems to have an opportunistic feeding habit. BIOEXPEDITION.COM

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Reproduction
Reproduction

They are polygamous.Reproduction Males reach sexual maturity between 7 and 15 years and females between 5 and 13

Males reach sexual maturity between 7 and 15 years and females between 5 and 13 years.Reproduction They are polygamous. BIOEXPEDITION.COM

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Reproduction
Reproduction

Gestation lasts approximately one year and there is a three or four year gap between calving.Reproduction The estimated lifespan of these dolphins is up to 58 years. BIOEXPEDITION.COM

The estimated lifespan of these dolphins is up to 58 years.Gestation lasts approximately one year and there is a three or four year gap between calving.

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Threats
Threats

The poor environmental conditions and their habitat degradation are threats for dolphins.Threats This species is protected under the Marine Mammal Protection since 1972. BIOEXPEDITION.COM

This species is protected under the Marine Mammal Protection since 1972.Threats The poor environmental conditions and their habitat degradation are threats for dolphins. BIOEXPEDITION.COM

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Threats
Threats

Populations around the world are in serious decline due to hunting and disease.Threats Fishermen kill dolphins caught in their nets. BIOEXPEDITION.COM

Fishermen kill dolphins caught in their nets.Threats Populations around the world are in serious decline due to hunting and disease. BIOEXPEDITION.COM

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