Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Identification Tips

ID: Robust body with a short beak; curved dorsal fin that is two-toned in color and a unique white/light gray stripe from eyes to tail
Size: 5.5 - 8 ft in length, weighing between 300-400 lbs
Color: The animal is light gray with a dark gray/black back, tail, and upper lip and white belly.
Dorsal Fin: Unusually large, curved dorsal fin that is two-toned (dark gray in front and lighter gray in back)
Group Size: Varies between 10-100 animals and occasionally seen in schools of thousands.
Behaviors: Extremely playful and gregarious, they are often highly social and even seen bow-riding

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