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a striped dolphin jumping out of the sea

Striped Dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba 

Striped dolphins are relatively small, streamlined and colourful. As the name suggests, the most recognisable features are the ‘stripes’. A dark grey stripe runs from the beak, above the eye, across the flank and then down to the underside of the body. A second stripe runs below the eye to the pectoral flipper. Image: Alexandre Roux (Flickr).

Find out more: Whale and Dolphin Conservation, The Mammal Society, iNaturalist