Atlantic white-sided dolphin

Atlantic white-sided dolphins are robust and have an abnormally thick tail stock. They have a distinct colour pattern.

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Bottlenose dolphin

The bottlenose dolphin is the most familiar ceatacean, appearing in aquariums, the press and on coasts around the globe.

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False killer whale

Despite their name, false killer whales are not closely related to the killer whale but do look similar when seen on the surface.

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Killer whale

The killer whale, or orca, is one of the most familiar cetaceans. Contrary to what the name suggests the killer whale is actually a dolphin, and is the largest member of the dolphin family.

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Long-finned pilot whale

Long-finned pilot whales are not actually whales, but dolphins. They are a member of the 'blackfish' family. They have a distinctive round bulbous head and a broad based dorsal fin.

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Risso’s dolphin

Risso’s dolphins are very distinctive thanks to their unique body scarring. Young Risso’s dolphins are dark grey, and become whiter with age.

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Short-beaked common dolphin

Common dolphins are the most common dolphin species in the world. They have a very distinguishable body pattern.

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Striped dolphin

Striped dolphins, with a similar size and shape can be confused with common dolphins; however there are a few obvious differences with their colouration.

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White-beaked dolphin

White-beaked dolphins are relatively large stocky dolphins with a distinct colouring. They have a small obvious white-grey beak, and grey markings of its flank, and one that looks like a 'saddle patch'.

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