Bottlenose Dolphins
White-beaked dolphins
Rissos' Dolphin
Minke Whale surfacing

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Bottlenose Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Beak is grey above and white below.
  • Grey, though throat and belly are white.
  • Comes to boats and will jump out of water.
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Common Dolphin
Common Dolphin
  • Black triangle below dorsal fin.
  • Pale ochre patch oval.
  • Swims to boats and will jump out of water.
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Harbour Porpoise
Harbour Porpoise
  • Dark, small cetacean.
  • Dorsal fin blunt triangular-shaped.
  • Does not come to boat or jump out of the water.
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Killer Whale
Killer Whale
  • Small to medium-sized whale.
  • Black and white patterning and large centrally placed dorsal fin.
  • Grey patch behind dorsal fin.
  • Smaller young animals may look similar to Risso‚Äôs and White-beaked Dolphin.
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Minke Whale
Minke Whale
  • Usually seen singly, surfacing 1-2 times, showing sleek all black body and central fin.
  • Body 2-4 times longer than a dolphin.
  • Does not come to boats and whale blow only visible at close range.
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Pilot Whale
Pilot Whale
  • Stocky with square bulbous head.
  • Broad, but relatively short fin set above middle of all black body.
  • Swims slowly, usually found in small groups.
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Risso's Dolphin
Risso's Dolphin
  • Blunt headed, with heavy domed forehead, no obvious beak.
  • Upper parts all grey, becoming increasingly pale with age.
  • Very tall, thin dorsal fin reminiscent of female Orca.
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White-beaked Dolphin
White-beaked Dolphin
  • Grey/white streak below dark dorsal fin patch.
  • Beak is all white.
  • Swims to boats and will jump out of the water.
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Other Species
Other Species
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