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By Tom O’Brien

In memory of the pod lost in Taiji on 10/25/2012

The striped dolphin (aka the blue-white dolphin) can be found swimming throughout all of the worlds warm to tropical oceans. They are a very social species often traveling in large pods of 25 – 100 or more and can easily number in the thousands. These dolphins are also very acrobatic and may perform high jumps and frequently breach the water.

Currently this species is considered highly stable as they are estimated to be over 2 million striped dolphins in existence.

Physical Characteristics:
  • In terms of size these dolphins can grow to lengths of around 8 1/2 ft and weigh over 350 pounds.
  • They have a very distinct color pattern which appears very different from most species of dolphin.
  • The belly and rest of the lower portion of the dolphin is either white, pink or blue.
  • There are one or…

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