Pacific White-Sided Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)

The Pacific white-sided dolphin has a robust body and a rather large dorsal fin compared to the overall body size.  The color pattern is complex with the back and sides dark gray, interrupted dorsally only by a long, light gray or whitish stripe and a white belly. A broad zone of light gray dominates the side of the back end of the dorsal fin. The Pacific-white sided dolphin is an opportunistic feeder, eating small schooling fish and cephalopods.  

A primary threat to Pacific white-sided dolphins is incidental catch in fisheries such as in gillnets and trawls.

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