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Pacific White-sided Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)
Pacific White-sided Dolphin, Gulf of the Farallons Marine Sanctuary
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PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHIN FACTSDescription
The Pacific White-sided Dolphin is black or dark gray on the back with white underside. The fins and flippers are unusual in that they are "two-tone", colored dark and white. They are sometimes seen in schools of 1000 or more.
Pacific White-striped Dolphin
Length 1.7m - 2.5m. Can grow to 3m. Weight 75-200kg.
deep temperate waters up to 160 km offshore.
fish such as herring and mackerel.
A single calf is born after a gestation period of about 11 months. The calf is about 1m long at birth and weighs about 7kg.
from the Aleutian Islands to Baja California in the eastern Pacific and from Japan to the Kuril Islands in the western Pacific.
They are often seen swimming with seals and sea lions, and sometimes with other cetaceans, especially the northern right whale dolphin.
Relatives in same Genus
Atlantic White-sided Dolphin (L. acutus)
White-beaked Dolphin (L. albirostris)