“179 stranded common dolphins in four weeks is unprecedented.”
- Trevor Spradlin, NOAA Marine Mammal Biologist
February 24, 2012 Silver Spring, Maryland - The common dolphin is the name given to two species, and possibly a third, of dolphins making up the genus Delphinus. Those species are the short-beaked common dolphin, Delphinus delphis; the long-beaked common dolphin, Delphinus capensis. Some studies suggest a third species, the Arabian common dolphin, D. tropicalis, that has an extremely long and thin beak and is found in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean.
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