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Taken: 2010-08-09

By Species (Marine): Commersons Dolphin
(Cephalorhynchus commersonii) These dolphins have a distinctive black and white coloring, and are among the smallest dolphins, maturing at 5 ft and 180 lb. They can reach speeds of 35mph, which makes them the fastest marine mammal, and the only one that can outrun a killer whale in a straight line. They appear to have a shorter attention span than other dolphins, which makes training more difficult, but also makes them funner to watch.
By Species (Marine): Dolphin
Dolphin is a generic term that can describe one of about 40 species in the family Delphinidae. It also can technically apply to the Killer Whale (Orca) but usually is not.
Dolphins by Name: Juan
Male Commerson Dolphin at SeaWorld since 1983
Dolphins by Name: Ringer
Female Commerson Dolphin born in 2000
Location: Sea World San Diego
Type of View: belly
Type of View: Photo available in 3D