Atlantic White Sided Dolphin

Photo: NEFSC
Photo: NEFSC
  • Scientific name: Lagenorhynchus acutus
  • Length: 8 – 9 feet
  • Weight: 400 – 500 lbs
  • Population seen in the Northeast*: over 63,000
  • Status: Protected
  • Description:  Distinctive color pattern, top is black and sides are gray with a yellow streak (starting from behind the eye) and a white streak (below the dorsal fin) that extends all the way to the fluke. Can be confused with the white-beaked dolphin.

* Gulf of Maine Population

Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin
Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin
Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin
Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin
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