SPECIES SUMMARY PAGE
Stenella coeruleoalba - Striped dolphin:
|Image linked directly from RSPCA - Stranded whales, dolphins and porpoises - 10.A Guide to Identifying Cetacean species most commonly stranded in the UK|
|Living Organisms / Animalia / Craniata / Mammalia / Cetacea / Delphinidae / Stenella / Species|
|Description||Slender dolphin with elongated beak and two
black stripes along body: from eye to anus and from eye to flipper (B142, D23).
|Range and Habitat||World-wide, mainly tropical/warm temperate
waters. Within north-east Atlantic, mainly offshore west of Spain, Portugal, France; also
found in western Mediterranean.
Atlantic and Pacific (B51)
British & Irish waters: rare. Mainly south-west, some further north to west of Scotland. Strandings on Atlantic or Irish sea coasts. No obvious seasonal pattern to sightings.
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